How telling life stories through art can be made politically and socially productive.

The ‘endings’ of history are also the beginnings: forgetting the past means failing to understand the present.

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Sara is a Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the ways in which individuals and societies remember and work through authoritarian pasts. A key aspect of that has been an interest in life stories and testimonies: the way that individuals give an account of themselves and their experiences and the different forms that can take.

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