Psychology in Society, 2011, 42, 72-74
The Art of Interviewing
Review by Desmond Painter
Department of Psychology
University of Stellenbosch
With the end of apartheid and the exciting, but elusive, advent of a new nation, South Africa is witness to the emergence of a new generation of oral historians whose aim is to develop a broader, more inclusive and culturally sensitive understanding of the South African past. In a country still wounded by a legacy of racial discrimination, the retrieving of oral memories is a task more urgent than ever.