Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Township.

"I can identify with it. It does not strike me as 'peculiar'. Yet, I still try to avoid being trapped in its hypnotic embrace, which seems to mock my carefully cultivated indifference and self confidence. I feel ambivalent about my ambivalence, embarrassed at my embarrassment." - Santu Mofokeng.

Originally this quote by Santu Mofokeng was directed to townships and people that live in them but rather on people of a certain faith.

I on the other hand found an understanding that I could apply to townships. Many of us that live or have family that still live in the poorest areas of townships are ashamed, embarrassed by it, so we hide it.

We hide it in appearance.

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