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QA 53. The wheels in my head go round and round

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On April 5, 2015
Participants in last year’s “Archives of the Non-racial” mobile workshop through South Africa and Swaziland were asked to submit fragments of our notebooks – doodles, notes, reflections, poems, coffee stains. These have been gathered in the JWTC’s online journal, The Salon. Check out all the loveliness here.  This is my bit. Solidarity and the non-racial (Political struggle 1) “I’m not […]
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Archives of The Bus (#JWTC2014 Archives of the Non-racial)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On August 1, 2014
Did you miss the bus? Do you miss the bus? Here are two next-best things. My talk at Kalk Bay Books about my trip and the ideas that grabbed me is here. And the documentary film by Tjasa Kancler and Kirk Sides, featuring interviews with many of the participants, speakers and organisers, is up on Vimeo here.
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QA 49. A motley cruise? (JWTC 2014: Archives of the non-racial)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On June 26, 2014
A motley crew is a cliché for a roughly organized assembly of characters. Typical examples of motley crews are pirates, Western posses, rag-tag mercenary bands, and freedom fighters… characters of conflicting personality, varied backgrounds and, usually to the benefit of the group, a wide array of methods for overcoming adversity. Traditionally, a motley crew [that]… […]
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