This is a book of desire denied, of what the pain of that impotence drives people to do, and how it makes them unwilling contortionists and even co-conspirators in their oppression. From ‘The Transformation of Harry’: “And there we all were; in an uncertain country, ourselves uncertain. A land with a sly heart; and ourselves ready to be deceived.” For if colonialism was any one thing it was denial: denial of land, denial of African culture, denial of any form of psychic nourishment—including hope—denial of black existence itself. And neocolonialism is the denial that any of that is still happening. First published in 1978, The House of Hunger speaks, or rather shouts, forward from its own time to 2017. Perhaps the most painful parts of the book to read are those that show how little has changed in thirty-nine years. For if colonialism was any one thing it was denial: denial of land, denial of African culture, denial of any form of psychic nourishment—including hope—denial of black existence itself. And neocolonialism is the denial that any of that is still happening.
Kader Asmal Fellowships
Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme.
Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015.
The fellowship programme has two strands:
A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in
For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.
B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
For more information and a list of approved courses, click here.
Are you eligible?
To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:
For full eligibility criteria please see the .
What the Fellowship offers
The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:
How to apply
Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme.
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