Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Location: Olav H. Hauge
A difficult reconciliation
Work is under way in the truth and reconciliation commission for the Sami, Kvens (north Norwegians of Finnish descent) and Norwegian-Finns. In South Africa, they also opted for a truth and reconciliation commission in the wake of apartheid, rather than using the courts.
What does it actually take to restore trust between people after centuries of conflict and oppression? And what role can literature play in such a process?
Harald Gaski, professor of Sami culture and literature, and Njabulo Ndebele, South African professor of literature and head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, meet for a conversation on the role of law and art in the work of reconciliation. Their discussion will be moderated by media professor Kristin Skare Orgeret.
The conversation will be in English.