uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times is a wide-ranging and illustrationrich investigation into how writers, visual artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, filmmakers, choreographers and photographers from various sub-Saharan countries, including Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe, as well as their counterparts in Germany, have creatively engaged with social traumas. How does social trauma impact on the making of works by artists? What role do artists play during times of crisis and social change? What aesthetic vocabularies do artists develop to engage with social traumas? And, in societies recovering from war, mass killings, xenophobia or racism, can the arts play a healing role? This volume presents a range of responses that intellectually and imaginatively engage these pressing issues. Although largely historical in nature, the line of enquiry in this book is particularly relevant to the turbulent times of the present. uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times immerses the reader in an urgent dialogue around culture and conflict.