Collegian Talk: Narratives of Shame, Performances of Respectability: 'Colouredness' through slavery, apartheid and democracy

22 Jan 2019 - 12:30
Nadia Kamies, writer and PhD candidate in History and Heritage studies, will be giving the CCA's first Collegian Talk of the year titled: Narratives of Shame, Performances of Respectability: 'Colouredness' through slavery, apartheid and democracy. The talk will take place in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Hiddingh campus at 1pm on Tuesday the 12th of February. All are welcome to attend.
 
This talk centres around the notion of ‘colouredness’ in South Africa by thinking through representation and attendant ideas of shame and respectability. The family photograph offers a lens through which we may view what it meant to live through apartheid, occupying an intermediate space in terms of race, colour, language, religion and social and cultural status, and how these impact on a sense of belonging in a post-apartheid South Africa, in particular, Cape Town. As such, this talk responds to a need to understand what it means to be part of this diverse group of South Africans who continue to occupy peripheral spaces in the larger South African landscape and is an attempt to provide insight into the long reach of an oppressive past.   

 

 
Photo credit: Wil Punt at Peartree Photography.
For futher information on the Collegian Talk series please email Lyndall: lyndall.cain@uct.ac.za
Download the poster here: Collegian Talk 
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