SS9: Public Lecture: The history of the Slave Lodge and its former inhabitants

  • From: February 23, 2013     To: October 22, 2014
SS9: Public Lecture: The history of the Slave Lodge and its former inhabitants

Slave lodgings, lunatic asylum, police station, prison and brothel: these were some of the functions the building at the top of Adderley Street, unashamedly fulfilled. The Lodge fused the dramatic themes of perpetual servitude, sex and insanity into a fortress of misery which could provide South African novelists with the raw material of a hundred novels.  This complex building was
a forgotten crucible of colonialism and apartheid, which helped perpetuate facets of colonial life still recognizable in present-day South Africa.

 

Once a space associated with inequalities, the Iziko Slave Lodge today is a space connecting us to our past, raising awareness of issues of human rights, equality and justice. Join Robert Shell, for an exploration of this building’s facinating history.

Date: Saturday, 23 February
Time: 12h30–14h00
Venue: Iziko Slave Loge Museum c/o Adderley and Wale St, Cape Town
Cost:  Donation
RSVP:  Wandile Kasibe  on email wkasibe@iziko.org.za  or publicprogs@iziko.org.za

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