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BILLIE ZANGEWA /  MALAWI: FICKSBURG, 2009 The scene is a street in the town of Ficksburg. It is a town on the South African border with Lesotho. It is well known for its cherry festival, but today it is really famous for the service delivery protest in which the teacher Andries Tatane was killed by police. What interests me is the beauty of the architecture of this period, which was so beautifully rendered that it has stood the test of time; as well as the connotations of colonialism and apartheid that are present in each brick. Most importantly, it is about how the buildings are being used post-apartheid in a democratic South Africa. H 38 cm x W 52 cm, silk on silk, Courtesy of the artist and Thierry Vergon BELONGING 249


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