Book review: Who speaks for the past? Review of: Lange, Mary E., Liana Müller Jansen, Roger C. Fisher, Keyan G. Tomaselli and David Morris, eds. 2013. Engraved landscape. Biejse Poort: many voices. Gordon’s Bay: Tormentoso. xxix + 141 pages, 127 photographs, 11 maps + sketches, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-620-57982-7. R360 00.

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Abstract

Biesje Poort is a necessarily and engagingly flawed book and project. Notionally it
brings academic, local and indigenous perspectives or ‘voices’ into conversation at
the Biesje Poort rock art site complex. But at stake is a much larger attempt to map
out protocols for diverse claims and engagements with heritage. I understand this
process to reside within the triangulation of authorship, authority and audience, and review Biesje Poort accordingly. Put differently: Who can – and who may – speak for the past?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-756
Number of pages13
JournalCritical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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