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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, the Institute for African Development's 2016 Distinguished Africanist Scholar, spoke at Cornell on Nov. 9. Gobodo-Madikizela is a professor of historical trauma and transformation in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University and a former member of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Her book, A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness, won the Alan Paton Award in South Africa, and the Christopher Award in the United States.