Articles by Keyword: Aesthetic Afterlives

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  1. Trauma aesthetics in war documentaries about the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda

    Trauma aesthetics in war documentaries about the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
    Memory studies scholar Cathy Caruth postulates that “history is precisely the way we are implicated in one another's trauma” (24). Given the violent and traumatic history of post-independence Uganda, especially the bloody, insane and protracted Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency...
  2. Aesthetics of Muslim public and community formations in Cape Town: observations of an anthropologist

    Aesthetics of Muslim public and community formations in Cape Town: observations of an anthropologist

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    This paper explores the implications of the arrival of Muslim Somali immigrants for the emergence of other Muslim communities in post-apartheid Cape Town. The ethnography unpacks the complexity and diversity of Somali identity formation, their culturally distinct politics of aesthetics...