Monday, November 10, 2008

Book Launch: Go Home or Die Here

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Wits University is hosting a book launch on Thursday 13 November at the Origins Centre (18h00). The volume, entitled Go Home or Die Here: Violence, xenophobia and the reinvention of difference in South Africa examines the xenophobic surge that irrupted in May of this year.

The attacks may have ended, but the problem has not gone away. Books like this one are necessary for unlocking the reasons for those terrible events and what can be done in future to avoid such things from happening again. Click on the image below to read the full details.


The blurb of the book:

"The xenophobic attacks that started in Alexandra, Johannesburg in May 2008 caused an outcry across the world. Go Home or Die Here emanates directly from the urgent colloquium, convened by the Faculty of Humanities in the University of the Witwatersrand, which addressed the unfolding violence in ways that were conversant with the moment, yet rooted in scholarship and ongoing research. This is a passionate and engaged volume that aims to stimulate reflection, debate and activism among concerned members of a broad public.

The book is extensively illustrated in full colour by The Times photographer Alon Skuy."

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Hat tip to Alex Comninos at SA Connect for notifying me of the event.

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