TITLE: Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa
SPEAKER: Nokuthula Mazibuko
EVENT DATE: 02/26/2007
RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes
Nokuthula Mazibuko presents "Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of South Africa. During her presentation, Mazibuko shows a segment from her documentary film, "The Spirit of No Surrender," which looks back on the 1976 youth uprisings in South Africa, focusing on the role that teachers played in firing the minds of students. She reads from her book, "Spring Offensive," a biography of two friends in Umkhonto We Sizwe, the MK Underground. Mazibuko stresses the importance of biographies and the continued need for narratives about the struggle for freedom and about the lives of ordinary South Africans.
Speaker Biography: Nokuthula Mazibuko is a South African writer, film director and teacher.