We kindly invite you to our next 1001 South African Stories, this session is on Reclamation – language, space, home, art, life.
Our guests to share their stories will be:
DENVER BREDA will speak about the Khoesan languages project, how the loss of native languages can affect the indigenous communities, what consequences it leads to, and how the reclamation of language can reduce these negative effects. He will also introduce the exchange programme of Khoekhoe that young people can apply for.
CHUMA SOMDAKA is a young street artist who has spent the last three years of her life sleeping on a park bench in the Company Garden in Cape Town. Despite being homeless, alone and enduring the loss of her leg from an amputation above the knee, Chuma has not allowed herself to be disabled by circumstance. It is simply her foundation from which to build a better life. One as bright and as promising as her mesmerising works of art.
Through her gift for finding beauty in the forgotten, Chuma’s portraits explore the lives of everyday people living on the streets, capturing their energy, emotions, thoughts and telling their stories. In so doing, she brings an element of humanity to the face of homelessness.
Date: Friday 15 December 2017
Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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