The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station.
Author: Daniel Magaziner
Publisher: Ohio University Press
From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. It is the story of a community that made its way through the travails of white supremacist South Africa and demonstrates how the art students and teachers made together became the art of their lives. Daniel Magaziner radically reframes apartheid-era South African history. Against the dominant narrative of apartheid oppression and black resistance, as well as recent scholarship that explores violence, criminality, and the hopeless entanglements of the apartheid state, this book focuses instead on a small group’s efforts to fashion more fulfilling lives for its members and their community through the ironic medium of the apartheid-era school. There is no book like this in South African historiography. Lushly illustrated and poetically written, it gives us fully formed lives that offer remarkable insights into the now clichéd experience of black life under segregation and apartheid.
The Dutch “ Boers , ” who inhabit it , are an uncouth race , living a patriarchal life
in the midst of their flocks , and seldom making their appearance in the
settlements ... 107 huts , men , women , 106 CAMP LIFE AND SPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA .
Many of the stories are accompanied by pictures and photographs. The German edition lacks some of the detail of the full version in English; notably names of people and descriptions of places.
Author: Denis Goldberg
Publisher: Ste Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Accompanying DVD-ROM contains ."..the original text from which the text of the English edition of the book is drawn, from which in turn the German edition has been drawn; ... a number of short stories, anecdotes speeches and articles that can stand alone that are included on the DVD but not in the book for reasons of length and wanting to maintain a story line. Many of the stories are accompanied by pictures and photographs. The German edition lacks some of the detail of the full version in English; notably names of people and descriptions of places. Since I have also done many video interviews, about two hours of audio-visual material has been included because that is another way of telling some of the stories of my life. Additional biographies have been included courtesy of my comrade Archie Sibeko."--DVD-ROM
This work is a meditation on the shaping of time and its impact on living with and understanding atrocity in South Africa in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Author: Heidi Grunebaum
Category: Political Science
This work is a meditation on the shaping of time and its impact on living with and understanding atrocity in South Africa in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It is an examination of the ways that the institutionalization of memory has managed perceptions of time and transition, of events and happenings, of sense and emotion, of violence and recovery, of the past and the new. Through this process a public language of memory has been carved into collective modes of meaning. It is a language that seems deprived of the hopes, dreams, and possibilities for the promise of a just and redemptive future it once nurtured.Truth commissions are profoundly implicated in the social politics of memorialization. Memory, as a conceptual, historical, and experiential discourse about the past, relates to the ways in which cruelty is integrated into societal understandings, which include cognitive and philosophic frameworks and constructions of social meaning. The politics of historical truth, of memory and of justice, play out in unintended ways. There is not only the ongoing struggle for survivors of state terror, but also the ways that the everyday shapings of silences, the emptiness of reconciliation and the fracturing of hope remain embedded in political life.
This book contains a selection of photographs by leading South African photographers that captures the spirit of the country in this new era.
Author: George Hallett
Publisher: University of Natal Press
South Africa has lived through ten years of democracy. It has been an exciting and challenging decade, one of the most significant in the country's history. This book contains a selection of photographs by leading South African photographers that captures the spirit of the country in this new era. The results are not only positive; the photographs also reflect poverty, unemployment, crime, and the ravages of HIV/AIDS. Overwhelmingly, though, they depict a vibrant society that has turned diversity into an asset.
In contexts as diverse as rapping in a library, manufacturing leather shoes, weed-whacking neighbors' yards, negotiating marriage plans, and sharing water taps, the people described in this book will stimulate discussion on creative ...
Author: Christine Jeske
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
When people cannot find good work, can they still find good lives? By investigating this question in the context of South Africa, where only 43 percent of adults are employed, Christine Jeske invites readers to examine their own assumptions about how work and the good life do or do not coincide. The Laziness Myth challenges the widespread premise that hard work determines success by tracing the titular "laziness myth," a persistent narrative that disguises the systems and structures that produce inequalities while blaming unemployment and other social ills on the so-called laziness of particular class, racial, and ethnic groups. Jeske offers evidence of the laziness myth's harsh consequences, as well as insights into how to challenge it with other South African narratives of a good life. In contexts as diverse as rapping in a library, manufacturing leather shoes, weed-whacking neighbors' yards, negotiating marriage plans, and sharing water taps, the people described in this book will stimulate discussion on creative possibilities for seeking the good life in and out of employment, in South Africa and elsewhere.
Jackson ( T . ) Recollections of My Own Life and Times . . By THOMAS JACKSON
. ... Maxwell ( Lady ) . The Life of Darcy Lady Maxwell . By the Rev . ... The Story of
his Life and Labours in South Africa . By the Rev . WILLIAM MOISTER . Çrown ...
Author: William Clifford Holden
Publisher: London : Published for the author at the Wesleyan Conference Office
This book is a short collection of memories about being white and living in South Africa during Apartheid. I wrote this book for the reader to easily understand what it was like to live in this environment.
Author: Philip Hummel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a short collection of memories about being white and living in South Africa during Apartheid. I wrote this book for the reader to easily understand what it was like to live in this environment. It is not a history lesson, but some personal experiences that I went through living in South Africa at the time. Living through apartheid I never even realized that it even existed, because we were brought up to believe that it was normal. Life was paradise for me and hell for others! Many of us did not know or care, and even if we did try to change the system, it would have resulted in prison or death. We believed that changing apartheid would have caused the country to fall into the hands of the communists, and many white people were fearful that black rule would have destroyed South Africa and their lives. The other side of the coin is that I can't comprehend what the lives of most blacks was like, which was excruciatingly difficult, something that I didn't personally experience. Our history books never taught us anything good about blacks. I can't remember ever learning anything positive that blacks did. What I did learn was that they were lazy, uneducated, dangerous, and drank a lot. "Stay away from them, and if they bother you call the police." There were serious injustices in South Africa, and many black people suffered under the Apartheid Regime.
The chapters in this book reflect on the practice of using narratives to understand individual and social reality. They all reveal dimensions of the same concrete reality: contemporary society of Central South Africa.
Author: Jan K. Coetzee
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Category: Social Science
The chapters in this book reflect on the practice of using narratives to understand individual and social reality. They all reveal dimensions of the same concrete reality: contemporary society of Central South Africa. Except for two, all the chapters originated from research in the program The Narrative Study of Lives, situated in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Each chapter opens a window on an aspect of everyday life in Central South Africa. Each window displays the capacity of the narrative as a methodological tool in qualitative research to open up better understandings of everyday experience. The chapters also reflect on the epistemological journey towards unwrapping and breaking open of meaning. Narratives are one of many tools available to sociologists in their quest to understand and interpret meaning. But, when it comes to deep understanding, narratives are particularly effective in opening up more intricate levels of meaning associated with emotions, feelings, and subjective experiences.
Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a
Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to ... six months in tho Lorth , enduring all
the hardships of that trying mode of life , with little else but meat of game to
subsist on ...
Moffies is an account of gay life in Southern Africa from 1990 to the present.
Author: Bart Luirink
Publisher: New Africa Books
Category: Gay liberation movement
Moffies is an account of gay life in Southern Africa from 1990 to the present. It views the situation in each country of the subcontinent through the eyes of gays and lesbians living there, and tells of the triumphs and trials of homosexuals in Southern Africa during the past decade. It reveals their courageous attempts at coming out and speaking up in a part of the continent where leaders often use homosexuality as a scapegoat for their own political failures and with suspicious persistence promote public homophobia. But it also reveals the more personal struggles of all those gay Southern Africans who face the ambivalent anchorage of their own sexual orientation within the complex African cultural milieu.