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Ansisters Event August 2005


Detail from the performance 'Patterns Outside My Head' by Janine Lewis, Rantebeng Makapan and Bonisile Nxumalo. As part of the FACE Ansisters 2005 event, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.

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links... : inspiration : 06

  1. call to action
  2. shush now
  3. poetry
  4. schmidt's clicks
  5. seed persons
  6. hearing visions
  7. mother
  8. gebreekte snaar
  9. voorgevoelens
  10. halssnoer
  11. DNA
  12. Uexküll's spider web
  13. first mothers
  14. clay and plaster
  15. these hands
  16. con hill
  17. you shine
  18. ladybird
  19. Hymn to Her
  20. For our children
  21. ...



hearing visions, seeing voices

like the magnificent carvings of Kilimanjaro
the teachings of my people
are solid and permanent
if etched in my soul

like power of the water at Mosi oa Thunya
the teachings of my people
are complex yet simple
if highlighted in my vision

like footprints on the dunes of Kgalagadi
the teachings of my people
can be lost to the wind
if not held in my breath

my people’s footprints
if not made solid and permanent
once blown by the wind
can never be recovered.

mmatshilo motsei