Monday, January 1, 2018


My forthcoming book about "us" has stirred more excitement than I can fulfill for a few months yet. The book has more than one-hundred photographs -- most of them taken with a Leica, many of them taken of a world seldom seen. Here is an example. At a wedding, the Xhosa perform a symbolic dance. They rip branches from a tree, then an elder (pictured) and a youngster fight -- the elder subduing the youngster. The fight then turns to the bride. It symbolises that a bride should not become proud of her new station as a married woman, but should honour the elders.

No comments: