Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia

 

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dc.contributor.author Marx, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-06T07:50:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-06T07:50:23Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17533170701295405
dc.identifier.citation Marx, L. (2007). Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 8(1), 91-102.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24698
dc.description.abstract Ten years ago I sat at a kitchen table in a beautiful home at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, and told my hosts the history of my three brothers, all of whom had been conscripts in the South African Defence Force (SADF), each of whose lives demanded that a different kind of story be told. And so the discussion developed: how would one—how would I—ever tell that story, those stories? My listeners suggested that the story I could (should?) tell would be the story of the sister who couldn’t save her brothers, each of whom had given up his life either metaphorically or, in the case of the youngest, literally. I have been haunted ever since by the beckoning specter of that story that the sister should (try to) tell. The urgency grows as the years go by and the history of South Africa’s ‘‘Border War’’ becomes an increasingly ill-defined and contested one.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17533170701295405
dc.title Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-12T08:40:45Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Marx, L. (2007). Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia. <i>Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24698 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Marx, Lesley "Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia." <i>Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24698 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Marx L. Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia. Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24698. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Marx, Lesley AB - Ten years ago I sat at a kitchen table in a beautiful home at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, and told my hosts the history of my three brothers, all of whom had been conscripts in the South African Defence Force (SADF), each of whose lives demanded that a different kind of story be told. And so the discussion developed: how would one—how would I—ever tell that story, those stories? My listeners suggested that the story I could (should?) tell would be the story of the sister who couldn’t save her brothers, each of whom had given up his life either metaphorically or, in the case of the youngest, literally. I have been haunted ever since by the beckoning specter of that story that the sister should (try to) tell. The urgency grows as the years go by and the history of South Africa’s ‘‘Border War’’ becomes an increasingly ill-defined and contested one. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Safundi: Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia TI - Bodies and Borders: Vietnam/Namibia UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24698 ER - en_ZA


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