Archiving History and Memory

“Archiving History and Memory: 25 Years of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience”

In celebrating the 25th anniversary of JOMBA! and with support from BASA and IFAS,  the CCA is proud to offer an important book tracing the indomitable legacy of JOMBA!  In this 25th anniversary book, Archiving History and Memory, emphasis has been placed on creating a book that offers a poetic user-friendly archive of the 25 years of JOMBA!’s history and legacy. This is especially significant in remembering African creative histories in a time when forgotten Southern-based archives are being politicised in decolonial frameworks. This book is offered as an archival project that holds an activist agenda and fights for carefully and methodically curated creative African histories to be remembered and honoured.

Editor: Tammy Ballantyne Webber

Essays by: Dr Lliane Loots, Prof. Yvette Hutchison, Dr Sarahleigh Castelyn, Dr Gerard Samuel, Thobile Maphanga, Tammy Ballantyne and Clare Craighead.

Photos by Val Adamson


The book is available through the Lliane Loots and the Centre for Creative Arts in Durban and Tammy Ballantyne Webber and The Ar(t)chive in Johannesburg – collection only.

Durban cash sales only. Johannesburg cash sales or EFT (banking details below). Cost R150 and if delivery is required, an additional courier fee will be charged.

All enquiries: e-mail (Johannesburg) / (Durban)

Payment Details:

Bank: First National Bank

Account Name: The Ar(t)chive NPC

Account Number: 62725254651

Account Type: Business

Branch: Northcliff

Branch Number: 253705

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