« Words of Slaves: Places of Memory » [fr]
"Words of Slaves: Places of Memory", summarises some 400 years of Atlantic Slave Trade history. The exhibition is a collaborative project by Iziko Museums of South Africa, French prize-winning photographer, Philippe Monges, and the association, The Shackles of Memory (Les Anneaux de la Mémoire), based in Nantes in France.
It has benefited from the support of the Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery in France and the Unesco Slave Route project. It has been brought to Iziko Museums of South Africa with the further support of the French Institute and the French-South Africa Season 2012-2013.
The journey taken by the photographer and by the exhibition itself traverses the continent of Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Europe, and documents the history and legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. The photographs portray landscapes still bearing traces or ‘memories’ of those traumatic events and, at the same time, the texts try to capture some of the voices of the slaves as they recount their experiences and feelings.
A public talk linked to the exhibition will be held at Iziko Museum on 23 April at 6pm! For more information, click here.
The Iziko Slave Lodge, located on the corner of Adderley and Wale Streets, Cape Town, is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 until 17:00. It will end on the 30th June.
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