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Deaf Me Normal: Deaf South Africans Tell Their Life Stories

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Synopsis:

Prior to 2007 no books had been written on the culture and history of Deaf people in South Africa. This groundbreaking book within the Hidden Histories Series came about with the help of a group of courageous Deaf people who entrusted their stories to author Ruth Morgan and her team. It provides a direct window into the experiences, perceptions and world view of the Deaf narrators. ""We never had a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Deaf people. There is nothing for the Deaf community. Deaf people were affected but they were not given an opportunity."" - Gavin Johnson. As part of an oral history project, Deaf Me Normal builds a bridge between the Deaf and the hearing worlds, so that hearing people can access the hidden lives of Deaf South Africans. The social discrimination against Deaf people during apartheid resulted in their extreme marginalisation and the silencing of their experiences. Deaf people in South Africa, together with Deaf communities worldwide, have a culture with

Product Details

ISBN:
9781868884353
Publisher:
Unisa Press
Subject:
Biography - General
Author:
Morgan, Ruth
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
294

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language

Deaf Me Normal: Deaf South Africans Tell Their Life Stories
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Product details 294 pages Unisa Press - English 9781868884353 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Prior to 2007 no books had been written on the culture and history of Deaf people in South Africa. This groundbreaking book within the Hidden Histories Series came about with the help of a group of courageous Deaf people who entrusted their stories to author Ruth Morgan and her team. It provides a direct window into the experiences, perceptions and world view of the Deaf narrators. ""We never had a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Deaf people. There is nothing for the Deaf community. Deaf people were affected but they were not given an opportunity."" - Gavin Johnson. As part of an oral history project, Deaf Me Normal builds a bridge between the Deaf and the hearing worlds, so that hearing people can access the hidden lives of Deaf South Africans. The social discrimination against Deaf people during apartheid resulted in their extreme marginalisation and the silencing of their experiences. Deaf people in South Africa, together with Deaf communities worldwide, have a culture with
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