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A polyphony of voices typifies this section, in which artists, writers, designers and architects across the African continent relate to ‘belonging’. They deal with the issue in widely different ways. The point of departure is their own creative practice and place in the world. One relates to the grand narrative of Africa, another forges a link with a long-vanished father, while a third discusses the relationship of his native language with the English of the colonial power, and a fourth tells a visual story of the world’s youngest nation. Together they exhibit huge diversity and cultural richness. The contributions popping up here and there in this catalogue, are but a few voices in a great river of art and culture that flows out of the African continent. The polyphony is not necessarily harmonious. And the lack of harmony is a point of the exhibition – for who actually decides where others belong? BELONGING


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