n Kleio - History after apartheid : Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa, Anne E. Coombes : book review




Extracted from text ... HISTORY AFTER APARTHEID: VISUAL CULTURE AND PUBLIC MEMORY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA Annie E. Coombes Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-822-3303-0601 (hardback); ISBN: 0-822-3303-7250 (paperback) Life changed greatly in South Africa in the 1990s, so perhaps it is inevitable that a literary snapshot of it, taken five or ten years ago, would appear somewhat out of date today. This is the case with the nonetheless engaging and enlightening book, History After Apartheid, by Annie Coombes. In her first, well-received monograph, Reinventing Africa (Yale Press, 1994), Coombes wrote about nineteenth-century Europe. She showed how the exhibition ..


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