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2021 e-flux Architecture

Choreography of a Procession

“Its scars are engraved in the memories, histories, geographies, politics, institutions, and architecture of the colonized.” – Oliver Mtapuri, Betty C Mubangizi, and Simao Nhamb

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From behind the barricaded fence of blue dress uniforms and riot shields, they sing the Amakomanisi struggle song" Ubaba wami wayengumfana wasengadini, umama wayeyintombazane yasekhishini, yingakho ngingumKhomanisi " ("My father was a garden boy, my mother was a kitchen girl, and that’s why I am a communist!"). Sumayya Vally, Choreography of a Procession , 2021.
“Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo!”

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