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Join Stephen Clingman, with Sarah Nuttall and Jonny Steinberg, for the Launch of Birthmark at Wits

BirthmarkJacana Media and WiSER would like to invite you to the launch of Birthmark by Stephen Clingman.

When the author was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned, but in somewhat altered form.

In this captivating and beguiling memoir, Clingman takes the fact of that mark – its appearance, disappearance and return – as a guiding motif of memory. This is how we remember the worlds we are born into, how they become a set of images in the mind, surfacing and resurfacing across time and space. South Africa under apartheid was itself governed by the markings of birth – the accidents of colour, race and skin. But what were the effects on the mind?

Clingman will be speaking about his book with Sarah Nuttall and Jonny Steinberg.

The event will be from 6 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, 12 May, at the WiSER Seminar Room at Wits University.

Don’t miss it!

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