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Threads of Sorrow (2018)

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

After The Storming came Threads of Sorrow, reflecting the confluence of different

media and transcontinental conversations about a common postmodern,

postcolonial predicament. Against the backdrop of rising fundamentalisms and

movements of authoritarian restorations, cartographies of colonialism and

human migration, Threads of Sorrow was a weaving together of an alternative

narrative of the past. In particular, it looked at the role of women in making

meaning and expressing creativity despite conditions of violence, servitude and

slavery. Thus, Threads of Lament included the colours and textures of survival, of

seeking the new: the world may be blind – but ‘we find each other there like mole

rats /even under /the lands the harsh wind pummels.’ ‘The woman, ‘trader in

hungers / she grew strong’.


All compositions by Ahsan Ali, Brydon Bolton, Jurgen Brauninger, Sumangala Damodaran, Sazi Dlamini, Pritam Ghosal, Reza Khota, Tlale Makhene, Lungiswa Plaatjies, Tina Schouw, Vivek Narayanan, Karen Press, Sabitha Satchi, Ari Sitas, and Mandi Poefficient Vundla,



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