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Presenters and papers

Panel Session 1 –

  • Lotte Hughes: ‘Truth be Told’: Some Problems with Historical Revisionism in Kenya
  • Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni: Hostage to Nationalist Monologue, Recycled Histories and Sanitised Memories: The Case of Zimbabwe
  • Godwin Kornes: Entangled Bones, Entangled Narratives? Predicaments of Nation Building in Namibia
  • Karega-Munene: Expressions of Nationhood and the Lack Thereof in Kenyan Museums

Panel Session 2 –

  • Heike Becker: Picturing Our Memories: Liberation War Memory and Auto-photography in Northern Namibia
  • Duane Jethro: Talking about the Real Thing: Authenticity and the Politics of Authentication at Freedom Park South Africa
  • Gabrielle Lynch: Local Memories and the Search for Truth and Justice in Contemporary Kenya

All abstracts, and most of the papers, can be accessed on the ECAS4 site, together with papers by two scholars who were unable to attend, Prof. Coombes and Steve Okoth:

Please note that there were some changes to the programme, since this was posted on the conference website. 

For more information on the Managing Heritage, Building Peace research project please see the Managing Heritage, Building Peace: Museums, memorialisation  and the uses of memory in Kenya

 Photo of the panel

Heike Becker presenting the second session of our panel (left to right) Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Duane Jethro, Gabrielle Lynch, Heike Becker and Karega-Munene. Photo: Lotte Hughes