New Arrivals 14th to 20th of November 2014

Thomas (K.) IMPOSSIBLE MOURNING, HIV/AIDS and visuality after apartheid
168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R320
Kylie Thomas "explores the significance of the disavowal of AIDS death in relation to violence, death, and mourning under apartheid [and] engages with multiple forms of visual representation that work variously to compound, undo, and complicate the politics of loss. Drawing on work the author did in art and narrative support groups while working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town, this book also includes analyses of the work of South African visual artists and photographers Jane Alexander, Gille de Vlieg, Jillian Edelstein, Pieter Hugo, Ezrom Legae, Gideon Mendel, Zanele Muholi, Sam Nhlengethwa." from the back cover

Kylie Thomas is a lecturer in the English Department at Stellenbosch University.

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