SS9: Public Lecture: The history of the Slave Lodge and its former inhabitants
Slave lodgings, lunatic asylum, police station, prison and brothel: these were some of the functions the building at the top of Adderley Street, unashamedly fulfilled. The Lodge fused the dramatic themes of perpetual servitude, sex and insanity into a fortress of misery which could provide South African novelists with the raw material of a hundred novels. This complex building was
a forgotten crucible of colonialism and apartheid, which helped perpetuate facets of colonial life still recognizable in present-day South Africa.
Once a space associated with inequalities, the Iziko Slave Lodge today is a space connecting us to our past, raising awareness of issues of human rights, equality and justice. Join Robert Shell, for an exploration of this building’s facinating history.
Date: Saturday, 23 February
Venue: Iziko Slave Loge Museum c/o Adderley and Wale St, Cape Town
RSVP: Wandile Kasibe on email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org