vangile gantsho’s riot

red cotton is a poetic canvas made out of a collection of experiences that define the lives of black women trying to survive what activist Wanelisa Xaba calls “post apartheid – apartheid” or the angst of being free only in words. Very little has changed in South Africa and it is black women who often bear the brunt.

A girl, a large plate,
Seven children each with spoons
Only she is left hungry.