Remembering "Salisbury Island".

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dc.contributor.author Govinden, Devarakshanam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T07:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T07:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Govinden, D. 2011. Remembering "Salisbury Island". Yesterday & today, 6:53-62, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6722
dc.description.abstract Three distinct vignettes on “Salisbury Island”, have been composed for this discussion on the tribal college for Indians inaugurated in 1961 on Salisbury Island, an old naval base at the Durban Harbour. It was prompted by the reunion that took place in 2011 at the Sibaya Complex outside Durban, as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of its inauguration. I present diverse aspects of life on Salisbury Island, from different, shifting vantage points and perspectives - combining the banal as well as the critical, rhetorical and historical, autobiographical and discursive - in order to re-create a lost world that was experienced during apartheid, the composition “reflects the syntax of memory itself ” [Hirson 2004:134]. Remembering the past in South Africa, especially the apartheid past, re-threads both positive and negative experiences, and weaves a varied quilt of personal, institutional and historical memory. For history educators this would provide a creative and critical way of engaging with the past in order to live in the present. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Memory en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Tribal College en_US
dc.subject Nostalgia en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.subject Bush College en_US
dc.title Remembering "Salisbury Island". en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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