n De Arte - AmaNdebele, Peter Magubane and Sandra Klopper : book review
|Article Title||AmaNdebele, Peter Magubane and Sandra Klopper : book review|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Ruth Kerkham Simbao|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||61 - 64|
AmaNdebele is a very attractive book with beautifully reproduced colour photographs taken by the renowned photographer Peter Magubane, who secured enormous credibility as a photojournalist during the violent years of apartheid. While some South African readers who browse through the glossy portrayals of ceremonial attire and homestead decorations may recall Magubane's earlier books such as Soweto speaks (1981) and Soweto: The fruit of fear (1986) in which the photographer laid bare the ferocious violence of apartheid rule, many readers will skip over the nuances of both Magubane's disrupted career and the contentious relationship between the Ndebele people and the South African apartheid government.
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