This paper, which contains excerpts from interviews with hostel dwellers, seeks to unveil some of the reasons behind their participation, and so presents the 'human face of violence.' It attempts to contextualise direct questions about the violence within, first, the broader historical conditions that have characterised the hostel community and, second, the broader political processes that have had an impact on the lives of hostel dwellers.
The Human Face of Violence
Lauren Segal is a former Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. She's a book author and curator. She holds a Master of Arts - MA film and media studies with distinction from the London School of Education and double honours history and education with distinction from University of the Witwatersrand.