271 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012
A collection of responses from writers, visual artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, choreographers and photographers from various sub-Saharan countries, and their counterparts in Germany, to the question of how they have engaged with social traumas.
""Ngibonile (I have seen...)" by Zanele Muholi
"State of the Nation" by Kudzanai Chiurai
"Making Art Is an Occupational Hazard" by Rumbi Katedza
"My Mistake, Your Mistake" by Sello Pesa
"Silence Is an Act of Recovery" by Kathleen MacQueen and Jo Ractliffe
"Between the Lens and the Eyepiece" by William Kentridge
Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes at the Goethe-Institut South Africa. In 2011 she organised the regional conference, "uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times" as part of the Goethe-Institut's focus theme "culture and conflict". The content of this book owes a great deal to this project.
Journalist, art critic, editor and writer Sean O'Toole is a past editor of Art South Africa magazine. He is currently co-editor of CityScapes, a magazine of urban enquiry, and writes regularly for the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian.