sub-subseries - Vol.5, No.2

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ZA MEDU MEDU-4-4.5-4.5.6-


Vol.5, No.2


  • 1982 (Creation)

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50 pages

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The Medu Art Ensemble was formed by South Africa exiles in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1978. The organisation produced a wealth of creative work across all major art-forms; the roup further played a key role in shaping aesthetic and cultural theory and praxis within Africanist and liberation struggles. On June 14 1985, the South African Defence Force attacked the homes of Medu members and other activists in Gaborone, killing 12 people; Medu as an organisation ceased to exist.

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Volume five number two magazine includes culture and resistance festival that took place in Gaborone, six stories by different writers, poetry by Frank Chipasula, Andries Oliphant. Photographs of various artists such as Hugh Masikela, Abdullah Ebrahim, Mongane Serote, photographers including Lesley Lawson, Peter Mckenzie and Paul Weinberg who later became members of 'AFRAPIX' which was focusing on social documentary photography.

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