OUR GHOSTS WERE ONCE PEOPLE, stories on death and dying

: Kona (B.) ed.

R 275.00
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251pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Contributors include Sisonke Msimang, Gabeba Baderoon, Dawn Garisch, Lidudumalingani, Mary Watson, Ishtiyaq Shukri, Hedley Twidle, Karin Schimke, Khadija Patel, Shubnum Khan, Nick Mulgrew, and many others.

"The contributions range from the deeply personal: a poet chronicles her relationship with her troubled, abusive father, a World War II survivor ‒ to the political: an investigator from the Missing Persons Task Team draws us into the ongoing search for the remains of activists who were murdered by the apartheid state between 1960 and 1994 ‒ to the philosophical: a writer ponders the ethics of killing small animals." from the back cover

Bongani Kona is co-curator of the Archive of Forgetfulness project and co-editor of the short story collection Migrations (2017). He was awarded the 2019 Ruth First Fellowship.