– picture of rose tatane on the burial of her husband andries tatane. copyright: Kevin Sutherland/Sunday Times – 


on thursday i will meet the members of the soFIREtown cru at lake constance for an evening with music and talks about various women’s struggles and fights for liberation and freedom. while thinking about what to say, she comes to my mind again: i cannot forget the hyper-medialised gaze of the woman pictured above: rose tatane, widow of murdered activist andries tatane, from ficksburgh, south afrika. probably i will never meet her, but her gaze and its grief and assumed defiance stay with me.


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