it’s beautiful to see kids getting all inspired by pop cultural hauntings from 60 years back.
more than any reading by admirable thinkers in class the image of an apple-munching tsotsi, told by mr viktor mokhine, heritage expert at the trevor huddleston memorial centre , and written into academic being by clive glaser, rocked the crowd of students – due to its paradox moment of linking crime to the casual, nearly naive fruit snack. it’s in moments like these that smiling and wondering open up a space for investigating complexities, may they be transnational, transgender, hidden stories or former secrets.
there’s nothing (as valuable) as a (every now and then occurring) “just like that”- the classic dilemma of defining culture. so hereS to “styles”, imagined to have been consumed and produced in sophiatown, johannesburg, in good street, a while back –