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September 17, 2010 00:36:54

Guests: Ntsimane, Radikobo

Host: Alegi, Peter
Limb, Peter

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Episode 044

Oral History and Memory Work in Africa

Ntsimane interviews Florah Buthelezi (Photo: Kare Ahlschwede)

Radikobo Ntsimane (UKZN School of Theology) on African voices in the history of mission hospitals in South Africa and the Sinomlando Center's memory box program. Ntsimane's work demonstrates how oral history is not just an intellectual practice, but also a human encounter that can have a profound effect on people's lives.’

Free download of R. Ntsimane and P. Denis, “Absent Fathers: Why do men not feature in stories of families affected by HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal,” in Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa, edited by Richter and Morrell (2006).

00:00:00 - 00:02:24 Introduction
00:02:24 - 00:08:19 Journey to History
00:08:19 - 00:11:59 African Medicine
00:11:59 - 00:14:37 Spiritual Dimension of Healing
00:14:37 - 00:23:25 Memory Box Program
00:23:25 - 00:35:21 Women and AIDS
00:35:21 - 00:36:54 Outro