Poison in the bone marrow: Complexities of liberating and healing the nation

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Poison in the bone marrow: Complexities of liberating and healing the nation
Creator Segalo, Puleng
Subject Education; Theology; Psychology Poison in the bone marrow: Complexities of liberating and healing the nation
Description South Africa, like many other countries that have suffered through the brutality of colonisation and later apartheid, continues to grapple with ways of healing the scars that remain visible in its citizens’ bodies and psyches. These scars are both literal and figurative, and the impact thereof is felt daily, as people try to find ways of navigating the now-‘democratised’ and ‘liberated’ country. There is a persistent restlessness, as structural violence continues to affect members of society – especially those on the margins, struggling for survival each day. In her book, Reweaving the Soul of the Nation, Mmatshilo Motsei offers insights into ways of imagining the possibilities of reweaving people’s broken souls. Using Motsei’s reflections as a compass, this article offers insights into the challenges of colonialism and spirituality, and interrogates the complexities of what education means. The article concludes by proposing ways of moving towards the possibility of healing our wounded souls.Contribution: This contribution forms part of the ‘VukaniBantuTsohangBatho collection on the Spirituality of Black Liberation’ and aims at honoring and celebrating the life and scholarly contributions of Vuyani Vellem. This article responds to the call by highlighting the role of spirituality in the reimagining of African lives and experiences.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor National Research Foundation National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Date 2020-11-25
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Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i3.6047
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 3 (2020); 6 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6047/16765 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6047/16764 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6047/16766 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6047/16763
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