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Mental illness in the spotlight at the Abantu Book Festival
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Arts, Culture and Sport Mental illness in the spotlight at the Abantu Book Festival

“Black people don’t get depressed” is a refrain heard in some white circles. Yet depression and mental illness exist in black communities – something that is hardly acknowledged or addressed. A session at the inaugural Abantu Book Festival made the links between violence, mental illness and creativity. Tiisetso Tselima was there and this is her report.