Debat 'Writing Transitional Justice: A Conversation with Antjie Krog'

Voor wie
Alumni , Journalisten , Medewerkers , Studenten
20-10-2021 van 17:00 tot 18:30
Studio Les Ballets C de la B (S3), Bijlokekaai 1 1, 9000 Gent
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UGent Human Rights Research Network (HRRN)
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Can literature contribute to justice? Brigitte Herremans in conversation with author Antjie Krog @ studio Les Ballets C de la B

an literature contribute to justice? This question lies at the heart of the increased attention to literary texts in transitional justice processes. Poetic language does not necessarily embellish the world; it also enables us to see what is hidden, and to better grasp experiences of harm and injustice. Likewise, stories allow us to make sense of the world and to foreground demands for human rights and dignity. Antjie Krog’s oeuvre has played a seminal role in shaping our understanding of the relationship between literature and justice. Krog is the acclaimed author of numerous poetry collections in Afrikaans as well as several prose works in English that explore the legacies of apartheid and the struggle to create a more humane society. In this conversation with Brigitte Herremans, she will discuss issues of trauma and memory, the aesthetics and ethics of witnessing, the power of testimony, and the value of the arts in transitional justice endeavours.

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