Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Skotnes, Pippa en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hamilton, Carolyn en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Winberg, Marlene en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-01T07:12:48Z
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dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Winberg, M. 2011. Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881). University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21627
dc.description.abstract The Bleek and Lloyd Collection is an archive of interviews and stories, drawings, paintings and photographs of and xam and !kun individuals, collected by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd between 1870 and 1881 in Cape Town. My dissertation focuses on the !kun children's material in the archive, created by Lucy Lloyd and the four !kun boys, !nanni, Tamme uma and Da, who lived in her home in Cape Town between 1879 and 1881. Until very recently, their collection of 17 notebooks and more than 570 paintings and drawings had been largely ignored and remained a silent partner to the larger, xam, part of the collection. Indeed, in a major publication it was declared that nothing was known about the boys and stated that "there is no information on their families of origin, the conditions they had previously lived under, or the reasons why they ended up in custody" (Szalay 2002: 21). This study places the children centre stage and explores their stories from a number of perspectives. I set out to assess to what extent the four !kun children laid down an account of their personal and historical experiences, through their texts, paintings and drawings in the Bleek and Lloyd project to record Bushmen languages and literature. In order to do this, I have investigated the historical and socioeconomic conditions in the territory now known as Namibia during the period of their childhoods, as well as the circumstances under which the children were conveyed to Cape Town and eventually joined the Bleek- Lloyd household. I have looked at Lucy Lloyd's personal history and examined the ways in which she shaped the making of the collection in her home. I suggest that a consideration of the loss and trauma experienced by Lloyd may have predisposed her to recognition and engagement of, or at least, accommodation of, the trauma experienced by the !kun boys. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Fine Art en_ZA
dc.title Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881) en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Michaelis School of Fine Art en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MFA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Winberg, M. (2011). <i>Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881)</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21627 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Winberg, Marlene. <i>"Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881)."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21627 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Winberg M. Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881). [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21627 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Winberg, Marlene AB - The Bleek and Lloyd Collection is an archive of interviews and stories, drawings, paintings and photographs of and xam and !kun individuals, collected by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd between 1870 and 1881 in Cape Town. My dissertation focuses on the !kun children's material in the archive, created by Lucy Lloyd and the four !kun boys, !nanni, Tamme uma and Da, who lived in her home in Cape Town between 1879 and 1881. Until very recently, their collection of 17 notebooks and more than 570 paintings and drawings had been largely ignored and remained a silent partner to the larger, xam, part of the collection. Indeed, in a major publication it was declared that nothing was known about the boys and stated that "there is no information on their families of origin, the conditions they had previously lived under, or the reasons why they ended up in custody" (Szalay 2002: 21). This study places the children centre stage and explores their stories from a number of perspectives. I set out to assess to what extent the four !kun children laid down an account of their personal and historical experiences, through their texts, paintings and drawings in the Bleek and Lloyd project to record Bushmen languages and literature. In order to do this, I have investigated the historical and socioeconomic conditions in the territory now known as Namibia during the period of their childhoods, as well as the circumstances under which the children were conveyed to Cape Town and eventually joined the Bleek- Lloyd household. I have looked at Lucy Lloyd's personal history and examined the ways in which she shaped the making of the collection in her home. I suggest that a consideration of the loss and trauma experienced by Lloyd may have predisposed her to recognition and engagement of, or at least, accommodation of, the trauma experienced by the !kun boys. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881) TI - Annotations of loss and abundance : an examination of the !kun children's material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881) UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21627 ER - en_ZA


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