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James Serole MPHAHLELE

James MPHAHLELE - Dialoga portfolio - Part 7

"Day of trimming", 1987 - masonite print on paper - Image 34x78.5 cm

PELMAMA Register AAMC JMPH 87/07

 

Legend:

The people are drinking African beer (Bjala bja setŝo) in the Chief's Kraal. All mothers are busy attending to their sons. It is the day of decorating and trimming their hair (African cut) (Letŝatŝi la dipoolo). All mothers have new razor blades, fats (Tŝholo), water and Moŝidi o moso (charcoal).

 


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