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    • Aftershocks: Psychotechnics in the wake of apartheid 

      Truscott, Ross; Smith, Michelle (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
      What we at first found intriguing about Simon Gush’s Red, what the documentary and the installation seemed to mutually conjure, was the Mandela car as a body to be mourned.2 Mourning recurred as a latent theme through the ...
    • Anxious urbanity: xenophobia, the native subject and the refugee camp 

      Pillay, Suren (Routledge Taylor Francis Group, 2013)
      Could we think of the black subject under apartheid as a refugee, and might this condition be the paradigmatic metaphor for thinking about the postcolonial African predicament of citizenship? This paper considers the ...
    • Apartheid's university: Notes on the renewal of the Enlightenment 

      Lalu, Premesh (CODESRIA, 2007)
      This paper sets to work on strategies for forging new and critical humanities at the institutional site of the university that appears to be trapped in the legacies of apartheid. The paper suggests that the university's ...
    • An archive of the future 

      Lalu, Premesh (José Frantz, 2020)
      The University of the Western Cape (UWC) recently entered into a partnership with photographer Rashid Lombard to house his substantial archival collection, which promises to offer expanded perspectives on the everyday ...
    • Breaking the mold of disciplinary area studies 

      Lalu, Premesh (Indiana University Press, 2016)
      At the outset of an edited volume on Intellectuals and African Development, the question is posed about what went wrong.1 The call for self-reflection perhaps anticipates a further question—about how to account for the ...
    • Creating ‘safe-ish’ learning spaces—attempts to practice an ethics of care 

      Sykes, P.; Gachago, D. (South African Journal of Higher Education, 2018)
      One way to approach the project of decolonising the university is to employ decolonising pedagogies, which allow the whole of people’s lived experience into teaching and learning spaces, affirm this experience as worthy ...
    • Debates on memory politics and counter-memory practices in South Africa in the 1990s 

      Grunebaum, Heidi (UNISA Press, 2018)
      Memory politics are often regarded as the “soft” issues contested in the aftermath of political and social upheaval. Yet critical public debates on memory, justice, impunity and reconciliation in South Africa prompted by ...
    • Digitisation, history, and the making of a postcolonial archive of Southern African liberation struggles 

      Lalu, Premesh; Isaacman, Allen; Nygren, Tom (Indiana University Press, 2005)
      This paper describes the history of an initiative to digitize a postcolonial archive on the struggle for freedom in Southern Africa. The authors outline the intellectual architecture of the project and the complex ...
    • Elusive Jannah: The Somali diaspora and borderless Muslim identity, by Cawo M. Abdi 

      Hadebe, Rutendo (York University Libraries, 2018)
      Overall, Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement should be applauded for emphasizing the need to recognize the complexity of refugee lives, and to rethink the dominant assumptions that so often render refugees ...
    • Empathy’s echo: post-apartheid fellow feeling 

      Truscott, Ross (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
      The concept of empathy has been set to work, across a range of fields, to mark a break with the relational patterns of apartheid. Similarly, empathy has been identified, historically, as that which, within apartheid and ...
    • The enchantment of freedom at University of the Western Cape 

      Lalu, Premesh (José Frantz, 2020)
      The history of the modern university is ,first and foremost ,the history of the unfolding of complex problematics of a planetary condition through established scientific and humanistic inquiry. Defined as such, the work ...
    • The grammar of domination and the subjection of agency: colonial texts and modes of evidence 

      Lalu, Premesh (Blackwell Publishing, 2000-12)
      This article focuses on colonial accounts of the killing of the Xhosa chief, Hintsa, in 1835 at the hands of British forces along what came to be known as the Eastern Cape frontier. It explores the evidentiary procedures ...
    • Incomplete histories: Steve Biko, the politics of self-writing and the apparatus of reading 

      Lalu, Premesh (Southern African Literature and Culture Centre, UKZN, 2004)
      This paper gathers together deliberations surrounding Steve Biko’s I Write What I Like as it simultaneously registers the critical importance of the text as an incomplete history. Rather than presupposing the text as a ...
    • Insights and current debates on community engagement in higher education institutions: Perspectives on the University of the Western Cape 

      Bidandi, Fred; Ambe, Anthony Nforh; Mukong, Claudia Haking (SAGE Publications, 2021)
      This study investigated the insights and current debates on community engagement in higher education institutions with specific reference to the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa. The article argues ...
    • Inxeba (The Wound), Queerness and Xhosa Culture 

      Scott, Lwando (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
      This article focuses on the controversy caused by the release of the film Inxeba (The Wound). Inxeba depicts a complex intersection of rites of passage, masculinities, queerness and the relationships between men in a ...
    • Journeys from the horizons of history: Text, trial and tales in the construction of narratives of pain 

      Lalu, Premesh; Harris, Brent (Southern African Literature and Culture Centre, UKZN, 1996-10)
      This article draws inspiration from Jauss's theorisation of the concepts of horizon, reception, and construction. The problem we confront relates to the way we receive, interpret, and apply texts without cognisance of ...
    • Little Amal 

      Lalu, Premesh (José Frantz, 2020)
      When South Africa celebrated Heritage Day this year, Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek provided an ideal backdrop for the first steps of Little Amal, a three-metre puppet created by the Handspring Puppet Company from South ...
    • Looking back 

      Odendaal, André (José Frantz, 2020)
      Professors Patricia Hayes and Premesh Lalu have in this edition of Signals provided useful insight into the importance of theory, history, archives and the humanities in South Africa, and how they can help “assist us in ...
    • Memory burns 

      Hayes, Patricia (José Frantz, 2020)
      Among the photograph collections at Mayibuye, especially from IDAF, are numerous contact sheets. The contact sheet was part of the toolkit of the photographer in the time of analogue photography. The contact sheet is ...
    • Memory, oral history and conservation at Robben Island's Bluestone Quarry 

      Lusaka, Mwayi (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
      This article is a critical examination of a conservation project on the restoration of the Stone Wall at Bluestone Quarry on Robben Island, a world heritage site. The project attracted different stakeholders with diverse ...