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 Prof. Premesh Lalu

Position: Head of Department CHR (Centre for Humanities Research)
Department: Centre for Humanities Research
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Tel: +27 21 959 3162
Fax: +27 21 959 3178
Email: plalu@uwc.ac.za 
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Biography

 Premesh Lalu is Professor of History and the Director of the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. He has published widely in academic journals on historical discourse and the Humanities in Africa and is a regular contributor of public opinion pieces in local and international newspapers. His book, The Deaths of Hintsa: Postapartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts (2009) argues that in order to forge a concept of apartheid that allows us to properly formulate a deeper meaning of the post-apartheid, what is necessary is a postcolonial critique of apartheid. Lalu is a board member of the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and Chairperson of the Handspring Trust for Puppetry in Education.

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