Thursday, October 2, 2014

I am an African

Under the Settlers Freeway on the flyover pillars between the Campanile and the bus station there are a series of 10 art pieces that form part of Route 67.  The paintings, called "Identities" by Lubhi Mtathi, is a series of colourful and evocative portraits that depict young South Africans from a range of cultural backgrounds.  Its all about cultural stereotypes and misconceptions.  This is one that I strongly relate to.  I am a South African and an African.  I was born here and so was my parents and grand parents and great grandparents and... (ok, so I'm not sure how far back exactly but its more than just one or two generations).  I may be white - and I would rather call it white than European - but I am African.  Like it or not, I'm a white African.

1 comment:

  1. Jip, I also go back at least five generations! And yes I'm a white African ! Good post.