I will be looking at the migration of violence through time, space and intangibles akin. I plan to do so by looking closely at literary works in particularly violent societies and in so doing, I hope to begin to question how we, as communities, as families inherit, carry, and pass on violence? I plan to do this by putting my ear to the ground, so to speak, and taking seriously the power and profundity of the fictitious narrative as a historical tool. For it is in these ‘made-up stories’ that the unsaid is shouted and the secrets of our societies told. It is in these stories that we begin to understand the reach that politics has, and how nuanced the consequences of oppression are.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.


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