gangsters & apples


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 –


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