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Unspoken Stories: Love in Apartheid South Africa

October 11, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Feminist Naomi Wolf and biographer Elleke Boehmer discuss South African apartheid and forbidden love.

Boehmer, writer and acclaimed biographer of Nelson Mandela, and Wolf, a leading third-wave feminist, activist and author, look at apartheid from the perspective of settler families and explore the forbidden loves that bloomed against a backdrop of segregation.

Boehmer’s new novel The Shouting in the Dark tells the story of Ella, the daughter of settlers from Holland, who falls in love with Phineas, their black gardner, and comes into conflict with the limits of life under apartheid.

Boehmer and Wolf look at the damage that was inflicted on the oppressed and the oppressor and how, against the odds, some relationships found ways to flourish.

For ages 16+

Weston Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall

Details

Date:
October 11, 2015
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Website:
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/unspoken-stories-93447

Venue

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
Website:
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Organiser

Southbank Centre
Phone:
0844 875 0073
Website:
www.southbankcentre.co.uk