‘I grew up with the ordinariness of the colonial order of things and the banality of apartheid in the spaces where other whites, like me, lived …’ Unearthed demonstrates, through a weave of time and place – be it then or now, the Seychelles, Johannesburg or London – how the ‘ordinariness’ of prejudice and violence persists. Raising memory from burden to force, this book pulls you in and takes you to an understanding of why it is important to speak.
‘Yvette Greslé manages what many cannot – she reclaims memory without falling prey to sentimentality. Achingly spare, Unearthed is a haunting catalogue of remembrance, an unflinching and melancholic examination of racism and privilege.’ Sisonke Msimang
Yvette Greslé is a writer and art historian based in London. Her endeavours relate to the transformative and political possibilities of the moving image and writing as memory work. She is a Research Associate with the University of Johannesburg.
Publication Date: 31 October 2019
Format: 130mm x 195mm
Paperback Extent: 96pp
Trade Distribution: Central Books Ltd