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Tribing and Untribing the Archive Volume 1
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Price: R 665
Publication Date: 2016-12-12
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978 1 86914 337 4
Width: 230
Height: 280
Pages: 332

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“Handle history with care – it might come back to bite you”: Stephen Coan on Tribing and Untribing the Archive

Former features writer for the Witness, writer-director in film and theatre, and freelance journalist, Stephen Coan, recently wrote an article on Tribing and Untribing the Archive, edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, discussing the significance of past events which has shaped the current political order. Read Coan’s insightful piece here:


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The pernicious combination of tribe and tradition continues to tether modern South Africans to ideas about the region’s remote past as primitive, timeless and unchanging. Any hunger for knowledge or understanding of the past before European colonialism thus remains to a significant degree unsated, even denied, in the face of a narrowly prescribed archive and repugnant, but insidiously resilient stereotypes.


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