Books:

Lifelines – Six South African stories of people with congenital blindness
Published December 2011, 238 pages

Lifelines holds the stories of Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Malathisi Majija, Bonita Blankenberg, Vincent Daniels, Michael Kula and Balise Makhasi. The stories illuminate the challenges of life without sight, and the importance of early detection, information and treatment to prevent and manage congenital causes of blindness. ...read more

Price: R 70.00

 

Then Light Went Black – Six South African stories of people who became blind
Published December 2010, 350 pages

Then Light Went Black holds the life stories of Nzuzo Qaji, Grace Chaponda, Lovemore Zimba, Erica Phillips, Nokuzola Tolibhadi and Lavina Raynardt. These stories shed light on childhood and old-age diseases that cause blindness. The stories illuminate the challenges of life without sight and the imperative of inoculation and early detection and treatment to prevent blindness. ...read more

Price: R 70.00

 

Torn Apart – Thirteen refugees retell their stories
Published November 2011, 302 pages

Thirteen refugees from war torn African countries now living in Cape Town tell their stories. The stories evidence individual and familial trauma from the perspective of ordinary people whose lives have been profoundly altered by wars raging across the continent and the difficulties faced in South Africa. ...read more

Price: R 70.00

 

Edge of the Table – Fourteen Cape Flats Youths tell their life stories
Published December 2010, 350 pages

Edge of the Table is a collection of life stories of fourteen young people living on the Cape Flats. From their earliest memories of childhood homes, family, friends, schooling and work, to their individual experiences of poverty, substance abuse and violence, the storytellers convey not only the experiences they have had but how these are understood and accepted as normative, and part of life. This book reveals the many issues underlying the struggles faced by Cape Flats youth today and also reflects the legacy of apartheid on the current generation of youth and the urgent need for the South African government and civil society to prioritise youth. The book is designed to entice reluctant readers and is punctuated with over one hundred photographs and illustrations. ...read more

Price: R 100.00

 

Looking Inside
Published November 2009, 160 pages

The life stories of Vuyiswa Kama, Vinkosi Sigwegwe, Nomonde Ngcizela, Mandisi Bangelo and Lucky Jackson held within this cover courageously break the barriers in our understanding of what it is like living with Albinism in South Africa. ...read more

Price: R 70.00

 

If trees could speak: The Trojan Horse Story
Published November 2007, 132 pages

A history book about the Trojan Horse shootings in October 1985 in Athlone and Crossroads, where five youths were killed. The book is divided into three parts. Part one describes the political climate in the Western Cape in the 80s and efforts to seek justice and redress regarding the Trojan Horse massacres. Part two consists of three life stories of relatives of the youths killed in Crossroads. Part three sums up the book and raises some critical issues, including that of restorative vs retributive justice ...read more

Price: R 50.00 Sold out. Second edition to be published in October 2011

 

Labour Pains for the Nation
Published June 2007, 254 pages

Eight women workers share their stories about the daily challenges of working, child-rearing and their contribution to the struggle as members of trade unions, community organisations and political parties ...read more

Price: R 50.00

 

The Story is Yours, the Choice is Yours
Published November 2006, 31 pages

A media ethics manual for storytellers and a valuable resource for oral historians and researchers. ...read more

Price: R 20.00

 

The eye has never seen enough, the ear has never heard enough
Published July 2006, 50 pages

Fifteen survivors of violence under apartheid from the rural Boland and Karoo tell their stories ...read more

Sold out, printed on request. Price: R30

Torn apart

Published November 2003, 148 pages

Thirteen refugees from war torn African countries now living in Cape Town tell their stories. The stories evidence individual and familial trauma from the perspective of ordinary people whose lives have been profoundly altered by wars raging across the continent and the difficulties faced in South Africa ...read more

Price: R 50.00

For our children – Thirteen women tell their stories

Published November 2002, 119 pages

Thirteen stories about the challenges women face to get maintenance from the fathers of their children. The stories expose the gaps in the application of the Maintenance Act in South Africa ...read more
Price: R 30.00

 

 

Documentary Films:

In our shoes
Premiered in November 2008, 40 mins

An interview based documentary directed by Shirley Gunn, Imke Gooskens, Vaughn Giose and Makela Pululu that focuses on the discrimination experienced by refugees and asylum seekers living in Cape Town ...read more

Price: R 50.00

We never give up
Premiered in November 2002, 71 mins
 
This documentary, directed by Cahal McLaughlin is a tapestry of stories told by eleven Western Cape Khulumani Support Group members who are survivors of violence under apartheid. The stories represent the harsh experiences of thousands of ordinary South Africans who participated in or who were excluded from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ...read more

Price: R 50.00

 

Exhibitions:

Edge of the Table Exhibition
Launched in 2010
 
With input from the storytellers, Haroon Gunn-Salie, the curator of the exhibition created fourteen life-sized installations with accompanying narrative texts and photographs that illustrate turning points in the storyteller’s lives. The exhibition launched with the book, Edge of the Table on 11 December 2010. ...read more

Potential hosts may contact the Human Rights Media Centre.

 

Suitcase Exhibition
2009
 
The six mother and daughter storytellers included in the book Knocking on ... mothers and daughters in struggle in South Africa each contributed one symbolic artefact curated in an old trunk for a travelling exhibition. ...read more

Potential hosts may contact the Human Rights Media Centre.

 

Breaking the Silence: A luta continua Exhibition 
Ongoing project since 2002–
 
This award winning exhibition documents a process involving over a thousand members of the Khulumani Support Group - Western Cape who used scrap books, body-maps, photographs, memory cloths, drawings, paintings, art banners and film to tell the stories of their lives under apartheid ...read more

Potential hosts may contact the Human Rights Media Centre.

 

Posters:

 
Posters: If trees could speak: The Trojan Horse Story
Published in November 2007, set of 6 A3 full-colour posters ...see larger image ...read more

Price: R 30.00 for a set of six

 

Reparation Poster 1: Plaintiffs won’t be wished away
Published in March 2008, A3 full colour ...read more ...see larger image

Price: R 10.00

 

 
Reparation Poster 2: Maduna withdraw the affidavit!
Published in March 2008, A3 full colour ...read more ...see larger image

Price: R 10.00

 

 
 
Reparation Poster 3: Mabandla withdraw the affidavit!
Published in March 2008, A3 full colour ...read more ...see larger image

Price: R 10.00

 
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