Dis-Location / Re-Location: Exploring Alienation and Identity in South Africa is a lively series of essays which considers the themes raised by the provocative and critically acclaimed 2007/8 travelling exhibition Dis-Location / Re-Location by Leora Farber and the fashion design duo Strangelove. The exhibition drew together the stories of three generations of South African women in light of post-colonial and feminist theory. Included in the book are the gorgeous photographs by Michael Meyersfeld. The essays in the book are by Robyn Sassen, Ryan Bishop, Jillian Carman, Wandile Kasibe, Sandra Klopper, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (the book’s editor), Richard Mendelsohn, Sally-Ann Murray, Jennifer Ord, Liese van der Watt and Wilhelm van Rensburg.
This book is a valuable addition to the ongoing debates about cultural assimilation, the politics of identity and race, and the relationship between art and political discourse.