OFF-CENTRE AND OUT OF FOCUS, growing up 'coloured' in South Africa

: Kamies (N.)

R 395.00
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263pp.,b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


"In her moving reading of family photographs, Nadia Kamies finds complex layers or resistance, desire and self-making, but also of absences, uncertainties and unspoken matters. Rare, fading and treasured, the prints are evocative yet paradoxical, recalling discomforting memories of skin colour and hair texture that determined who mattered, who passed and who fit in." Gabeba Baderoon, Associate Professor Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, African Studies and Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University

"This beautifully written book arrives at a time when issues of race, belonging and what constitutes our true national identity, seem to feature centrally in a range of public dialogues. Sometimes they appear in ways that threaten to further fragment our flailing democracy. Its arrival could not have been more timeous!" Bonita Bennett, Trustee and Research Associate of the District Six Museum