Woordfees 2020

These are the things that sit with us

These are the things that sit with us: Conversations about recognition, reparation and reconciliation, facilitated by Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. Presented by Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University in collaboration with the Toyota SU Woordfees 2020.

The things that sit between us and our children: In this video, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela talks with Russell Cupido, his daughter Rebekah Cupido, and with Tembeka Toleni and her daughter Thandi Gqiba. Russell Cupido and Tembeka Toleni’s stories feature in the book, These Are the Things that Sit with Us, edited by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, Marietjie Oelofsen. In this conversation they talk about the ways in which the stories in the book enable inter-generational conversations about historical trauma, and what the things that sit with us mean to different generations. Lireko Qhobela reads their stories from the book.

The things that sit between us and our children

The things that sit between us and our children: In this video, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela talks with Russell Cupido, his daughter Rebekah Cupido, and with Tembeka Toleni and her daughter Thandi Gqiba. Russell Cupido and Tembeka Toleni’s stories feature in the book, These Are the Things that Sit with Us, edited by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, Marietjie Oelofsen. In this conversation they talk about the ways in which the stories in the book enable inter-generational conversations about historical trauma, and what the things that sit with us mean to different generations.

Lireko Qhobela performs a poem from the conversation, The things that sit between us and our children

The things that sit between us and our children

The things that sit between us and our children: In this video, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela talks with Russell Cupido, his daughter Rebekah Cupido, and with Tembeka Toleni and her daughter Thandi Gqiba. Russell Cupido and Tembeka Toleni’s stories feature in the book, These Are the Things that Sit with Us, edited by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, Marietjie Oelofsen. In this conversation they talk about the ways in which the stories in the book enable inter-generational conversations about historical trauma, and what the things that sit with us mean to different generations.

Thandi Gqiba sings Thina Sizwe.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission – my story and our story

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission – my story and our story: Max du Preez in conversation with Lukhanyo Calata and Nadia Lubowski about conversations that emerge through public forms of recognition, reparation and reconciliation. What is the effect of growing up knowing that a parent was killed due to political violence? How did testimonies at the TRC turn personal stories into political stories? How do Lukhanyo and Nadia, and others like them, navigate the personal and the public dimensions of their stories of loss? What do they sit with as a result of this duality? And, what do they see as the things that are still sitting with South Africans whose stories did not feature as part of the TRC process?

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