n Mousaion - Gerard Sekoto's previously unpublished children's book, : the work of a South African in Paris

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



(2013) is a children's picture book that has been edited and published from the original created by the artist Gerard Sekoto in Paris in 1973. This article evaluates it as a picture book and places it in the context of South African English picture books, concluding that it is of a high standard. Secondly, the book is examined for its South African content, since the nature of Sekoto's continued ties with his mother country is of central interest in the study of his art. Thirdly, the article evaluates the contribution of the book to Sekoto studies by examining the editorial apparatus that is appended to the book. Its scholarly standard is shown to be poor. The article concludes by placing the book in the context of Sekoto's life and work.

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