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Diana Ferrus at Wits

When: Wednesday, 24 May 2023 - Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Wits Writing Centre (in Wartenweiler)
Start time:15:30

Join the remarkable storyteller, activist, and poet for a day of creative writing and performances in celebration of Africa Month.

Ferus is a celebrated cultural icon and her work reflects on the social and political, paying particular tribute to her own Khoisan heritage. One of her most revered works is the poem I've Come to Take You Home, which pays tribute to Khoisan woman Sarah Baartman who was taken out of South Africa under false pretences, exploited and paraded at a freak show in Europe in the 1800s.

This Africa Month event is hosted by the Department of Creative Writing, Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation (NEST) and the School of Literature, Language and Media.

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