Monday, April 27, 2015

You breathe like me - you bleed like me.

As part of City Walks last Saturday a group of African artists staged a powerful performance / intervention to protest against the horrific xenophobia which is once again sweeping our country (remember 2008 ...). They are arranged around a woman posed like a statue with raised arms. The placard below her reads: "You breathe like me - you bleed like me", The viewers are invited to hug the statue - "Hug an African". It was an incredibly moving experience. We have the people, the skills, and the resources to be the greatest continent on Earth. Somehow we have to make it work.

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