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Memorialization in Cape Town: Confronting Symbols of Colonialism and Apartheid

By JOEY LYONS

January 24, 2018

Racism is a contemporary problem in South Africa. However, its roots are deep. In Cape Town, monuments to colonialism and apartheid are physical reminders of the city’s racially troubled past. Many of these memorials celebrate oppressors, falsely portraying them as heroes. Such misguided historical marke...

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