Dr Susan Blackbeard with be giving an illustrated presentation on her interviews with descendants of Khoikhoi who were granted land in the Kat River Valley in 1829. The talk will include a short history of the Kat River Settlement, the Kat River Rebellion, the War in the Winterberg, the 1980s forced removals and subsequent Land Claims.
She will also speak briefly of her interviews with people of Khoikhoi descent in the Cederberg.
Susan I. Blackbeard was born in the Eastern Cape. She has a PhD from UCT, and has taught in the University’s Departments of English and Historical Studies respectively. Her publications include works on Jane Austen, Frontier Wars, German settlers in British Kaffraria, the struggle in the Eastern Cape, and rock climbing.
There will be time for questions after the talk and an opportunity to purchase copies of her books.
Copies of Kat River Conversations will be on sale at the special price of R370 (normally R400) and there will be a limited number of The Door available at R150. Dr Blackbeard has sold out of copies of Unwanted.
- Date: Thursday 4 October 2018 at 19:00
- Venue: Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer Hall at the East London Museum
- Tea/Coffee will be served.