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Negotiating the past : the making of memory in South Africa /
edited by Sarah Nuttall and Carli Coetzee.
imprint
Cape Town : Oxford University Press, 1998.
description
xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
0195715039, 9780195715033
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imprint
Cape Town : Oxford University Press, 1998.
isbn
0195715039
9780195715033
contents note
pt. I. Truth, memory, and narrative. Memory, metaphor, and the triumph of narrative / Njabulo Ndebele ; Stories of history : reimagining the past in post-apartheid narrative / André Brink ; Forgiving and forgetting : the Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Anthony Holiday ; Cracked heirlooms : memory on exhibition / Ingrid de Kok -- pt. II. The remembered self. Telling 'free' stories? Memory and democracy in South African autobiography since 1994 / Sarah Nuttall ; Orality, memory, and social history in South Africa / Gary Minkley and Ciraj Rassool ; Memory and history in William Kentridge's History of the main complaint / Michael Godby ; Krotoä remembered : a mother of unity, a mother of sorrows? / Carli Coetzee ; Silence in my father's house : memory, nationalism, and narratives of the body / Steven Robins -- pt. III. Museums, memorials, and public money. Museums and the reshaping of memory / Patricia Davison ; Remembering the tragedy, constructing modernity : Robben Island as a national monument / Harriet Deacon ; Earth and stone : archaeology as memory / Martin Hall ; Commemorating, suppressing, and invoking Cape slavery / Kerry Ward and Nigel Worden -- pt. IV. Ads and amnesia : black advertising in the new South Africa / Eve Bertlesen ; African languages as European scripts : the shaping of communal memory / Sinfree Makoni ; The constitutional entrenchment of memory / Eduard Fagan.
catalogue key
2149010
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index.
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Review Quotes
'an explicitly useful book for all who consider the issue of social memory important in the construction of reality.' JL, Jnl of Peace Research, Vol.37, 2000, No.4.
'Nuttall and Coetzees book is an excellent beginning to the dynamic area of public memory and representation in South Africa.'Sean Field, African History, Vol.41, 2000.
'The book bravely crosses the disciplinary ghettos of the academy.'Sean Field, African History, Vol.41, 2000.
'Nuttall and Coetzees book is an excellent beginning to the dynamic area of public memory and representation in South Africa.'Sean Field, African History, Vol.41, 2000. d 01/12/2000
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Summaries
Long Description
This collection of essays by South African academics looks at the ways the country is dealing with its past, a complex mixture of colonialism, slavery, apartheid, struggle, and guilt. The emphasis is on how that past is being perceived and molded in the post-apartheid era.
Main Description
Nations as well as individuals are in many ways the sum of their memories, which are shaped by perception as much as by events. This collection of essays by South African academics looks at the ways the country is dealing with its past, a complex mixture of colonialism, slavery, apartheid,struggle, and guilt. The emphasis is on how that past is being perceived and moulded in the post-apartheid era.
Table of Contents
Notes on the contributors
Introductionp. 1
Truth, memory, and narrative
Memory, metaphor, and the triumph of narrativep. 19
Stories of history: reimagining the past in post-apartheid narrativep. 29
Forgiving and forgetting: the Truth and Reconciliation Commissionp. 43
Cracked heirlooms: memory on exhibitionp. 57
The remembered self
Telling 'free' stories? Memory and democracy in South African autobiography since 1994p. 75
Orality, memory, and social history in South Africap. 89
Memory and history in William Kentridge's History of the Main Complaintp. 100
Krotoa remembered: a mother of unity, a mother of sorrows?p. 112
Silence in my father's house: memory, nationalism, and narratives of the bodyp. 120
Museums, memorials, and public memory
Museums and the reshaping of memoryp. 143
Remembering tragedy, constructing modernity: Robben Island as a national monumentp. 161
Earth and stone: archaeology as memoryp. 180
Commemorating, suppressing, and invoking Cape slaveryp. 201
Inscribing the past
Ads and amnesia: black advertising in the new South Africap. 221
African languages as European scripts: the shaping of communal memoryp. 242
The constitutional entrenchment of memoryp. 249
Notesp. 263
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 291
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