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Graffiti Art

Graffiti Art Free Palestine at UCT: Photo, Conversations, Artist

Increasingly in the 21st century, graffiti art is mainstream. We explore truths illuminated by the graffiti art Free Palestine at University of Cape Town While the tactics – bombing,tagging –  remain rooted in the oft castigated methods of street art, the actors have changed. Since its birth such guerilla tactics have earned this form of […]

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Graffiti Art

Graffiti Art In The 21st Century: The Bronx, 1990’s Nairobi, New York Subway,The White House

Why would some of us consider graffiti, art, while others vehemently opine that graffiti is nothing but vandalism? A personal story and a short history Is there a link between religion and graffiti art? Why would some of us consider graffiti, art, while others vehemently opine that graffiti is nothing but vandalism? How do we […]

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Black Culture

Reflections On Nelson Mandela: The Sum Total Of Being Human

During tea breaks at the white owned law firm, racial segregation subtly reared its head in the form of black Africans, obviously junior employees, having to use a separate set of cups from what the rest of the employees, senior white partners and their handlers, used for their tea. The tea was the same, the […]

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Culture

Maasai beads: the interplay between Europe and Africa

Maasai warriors wearing red and women wearing beads have come to be seen as symbols of “traditional” Africa. These colourful glass beads and red blankets play an important role in Maasai culture. Vanessa Wijngaarden, University of Johannesburg For thousands of European tourists who travel to East Africa, a visit would be incomplete without buying beads […]