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Koleka Putuma
COLLECTIVE AMNESIA
Performance, Spoken Word
Language: English, isiXhosa with German translation
Dates
Vergangene Termine
16. Jun
Tuesday
Time: 7pm
 
17. Jun
Wednesday
Time: 7pm
 
18. Jun
Thursday
Time: 7pm
 
19. Jun
Friday
Time: 7pm
 
Weitere Termine
© Andy Mkosi
© Andy Mkosi
© Andy Mkosi
  • Q & A

    17 June, following the performance

‘I don’t want to die with my / hands up / or / legs open’ are the only words under the title Memoirs of a Slave & Queer Person in the anthology of poems Collective Amnesia. The author of those words, the South African poet and playwright Koleka Putuma, was born in 1993, the year before the ‘rainbow nation’ held its first democratic elections. And while she has no personal memories of the apartheid era, she strongly senses and observes the collective wounds and uses her words to fight against the continuing social evils of gender-based violence, the patriarchy, homophobia, and racism. In her performative reading in English and isiXhosa created especially for the Wiener Festwochen, she focuses on the ways in which she addresses her audience. Within an intimate setting she questions the roles of narrator and listener against the backdrop of a complex colonialist legacy. And while Putuma’s exploration of personal, collective and political reminiscence is touching in its ruthlessness, it does offer a glimpse of tremendous hopes for South Africa’s young generation.

  • Artistic Team

    Text Koleka Putuma By and with Koleka Putuma, Nolufefe Ntshuntshe, Nomakrestu Dso Xakathugaga

  • Production

    Production Wiener Festwochen

    Premiere June 2020, Wiener Festwochen

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