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Virtual Book Club: Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice

February 24, 2021

Catherine M. Cole (Fellow, 2006–07), Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English, University of Washington

Catherine Cole

Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice reveals how the voices and visions of artists in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo can help us see what otherwise evades perception from the injustices produced by apartheid and colonialism.

Examining works by contemporary performing artists Brett Bailey, Faustin Linyekula, Gregory Maqoma, Mamela Nyamza, Robyn Orlin, Jay Pather, and Sello Pesa, Cole demonstrates how the arts are “helping to conjure, anticipate, and dream a world that is otherwise.”