RETHINKING AFRICA: THE CASE FOR KHOEKHOEGOWAB IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA
Dr June Bam-Hutchison, lecturer, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town and Bradley van Sitters
The recent praise singer at the 2019 State of the Nation Address, Bradley van Sitters, sparked national and international debate on ‘African-ness’, indigeneity, language rights, xenophobia, racism and authenticity. Khoekhoegowab has been rolled out as a certificated foundation course at UCT in the United Nations Year of the World’s Indigenous Languages in 2019 and may be considered as a fourth language at the University of Cape Town. Can the acquisition of Khoekhoegowab help us to ‘rethink’ Africa?
1. Rethinking Africa: The case of Khoekhoegowab and historical justice Dr June Bam
2. Khoekhoegowab and the ritual archive Bradley van Sitters
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