South Africa in Edinburgh: The role of post-apartheid art

Aljazeera | Megan Anderson:


“Are you a racist?” is one of two questions I was asked growing up as a white South African during the mid-nineties in New Zealand. The other was, “Do you speak African?”
Many gospel choirs like the Soweto Spiritual emerged from South Africa’s townships [Getty Images]
Racism was, and still is, the legacy of South Africa to my contemporaries: a nation of binaries; of white against black. A world of unfathomable violence and gated communities, where shootings, stabbings, inequality, AIDS, rape and hijackings are life.
Twenty years on from apartheid, that legacy is still lived on a day-to-day basis…