Gender Studies Seminar with Diana Ferrus. Diana Ferrus, well known Cape Town based writer and poet, will be with us to talk about her work.

Diana Ferrus works as an administrator at the University of Western Cape. She is interested in recording the stories of black Afrikaans women. Diana is well known for her poem about the Khoisan woman Sarah Baartman whose remains were on display in Paris until 1986. In 2002 Diana read her poem for Sarah Baartman at the handing over of the remains to the South African government. “I’ve come to take you home, home! Remember the veld, the lush green grass beneath the big oak trees, the air is cool there”. This poem is the title poem of her English poetry collection. Diana will be reading from her work-short stories and poetry.

Date: Thursday, November 10th.
Time: 12noon until 2pm.
Where: Gender Studies Seminar Room

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