Mining Memory Legacies of St Helena in the Northern Cape
Considered neither ‘European’ or ‘Native’, the St Helenian immigrants who found themselves in the small mining community of Concordia, Namaqualand in 1907, were confronted with a bewildering social climate in a barren land. Locals of St Helenian descent share stories of their ancestors’, with themes of race, heritage and the significance of ‘place’, both real and imagined, being explored.
- Labia 3
- Tue 5 June / 7.45pm + Q&A
- Wed 6 June / 8.45pm + Q&A
Daniel Yon Director
Daniel Yon, anthropologist, filmmaker and Associate Professor, holds a joint-appointment with the Dept. of Anthropology and Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto. His scholarly work engages with race and racism, diasporas, cosmopolitanisms and questions of belonging. His filmmaking reflects efforts to ‘think with the sea’ and focuses on migrations, displacements, place-making and memory. His Sathima’s Windsong, a meditation on the life and time of South African jazz vocalist, Sathima Bea Benjamin, was runner-up for the Audience Award, Encounters, 2010.