S4E4: Resistance, Revolts and Resilience in Graphic Novels
26 May 2022
In our fourth episode of season four, Hlonipha Mokoena chairs a conversation with Rebecca Hall and Richard Conyngham about their graphic novels.
Hlonipha Mokoena is an associate professor and researcher at WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Rebecca Hall is an historian, activist, lawyer, educator, and the author of Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Simon & Schuster). She has a PhD in history from Berkeley and is based in Salt Lake City. Richard Conyngham is a Pietermaritzburg-born scholar and writer who lives in Mexico City. He is the author of All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa – A Graphic History (Jacana Media).
They discuss historical revolts and acts of resistance, working with archival records, pedagogy, and the relationship between illustration and written narratives.
In this episode we stand in solidarity with Belarusian journalist and poet Andrei Aliaksandrau and journalist Irina Zlobina. You can learn more about their case here:
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