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Ciraj Rassool on the Bones in the Library

Ciraj Rassool on the Bones in the Library

In this interview with Ciraj Rassool, we start by talking about his ideas on memory work and the heritage of museums before he links his work to libraries by thinking about South African libraries' apartheid and anti-apartheid heritage.

Ciraj Rassool is a South African museum trustee, academic and writer based in Cape Town. He directs the University of the Western Cape’s African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies, is a trustee of the District Six Museum and a board member of South African History Online. He has written widely on public history, visual history and resistance historiography and has published in the Journal of African History, the Journal of Southern African Studies, Cahiers d’etudes Africaines, African Studies, South African Review of Sociology and Kronos: Southern African Histories.

Original Air Date: Nov 3 2014

Image Credit: Ciraj Rassool speaking on a panel, ‘A Dead Archive? Non-Racialism’s Demise in Cape Town’ Aug 13 2014