Book Launch | REGARDING MUSLIMS | GABEBA BADEROON in discussion with Pumla Gqola & Isabel Hofmeyr

Wits University Press and WiSER have the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of
Gabeba Baderoon’s REGARDING MUSLIMS: From slavery to post-apartheid

Drawing on an extensive popular and official archive, Regarding Muslims analyses the role of Muslims from South Africa’s founding moments to the contemporary period.
Since the colonial period, popular culture has trained a fascinated gaze on Muslims in South Africa. This book argues that the 350-year archive of images documenting Muslims in South Africa is central to understanding the development of concepts of race, sexuality and belonging. Popular culture, visual art, jokes, bodily practices, oral narratives and rich seams of literature reveal the complexity and subtlety of contributions brought to the South African narrative by Muslims, especially in the post-apartheid period.
Gabeba Baderoon will be in discussion with Pumla Gqola, Associate Professor in the Department of African Literature at Wits and the author of What is Slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2010), Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature at Wits and of most recently of Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading (2013), and with Sarah Nuttall, Director of WiSER, who will also be chairing the event.

WHEN: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 17h30 for 18h00
WHERE: Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WiSER)
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, East Campus
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