The culmination of hard work and collabo- ration came to the release of the amazing works of Lady Tshawe and AnnieG. As they took their creative works to new heights making a new language of Words and Textile meet and inspire people and the community. Kwantuthu Arts managed to get two works of art and has features two poems and designs from the collection the two have come up with.

The first is Zimflag Dress which was inspired by the poem ‘UTshawekazi’ a poem by Lady Tshawe and ‘African and loving it’ another poem that developed a masterpiece of art. Take a moment and read and see how the two have made a match of innovation of old and new ways to reaching out to audi- ences. We love the work, Thanks.

Poem

African and loving it

I am African
There is no denying that I am African
I embrace it
Even though we Struggle and Face difficulties
Ma joy in being African never wavers
Never ceases
I am proud
To be able to tell
People ma true identity
With no shame or remorse
Ngithi Bayethe
Bayethe to all the Africans Bayethe to being
proudly African

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*part of this poem was quoted from The Inscriptions of an Inspired Soul by Lady Tshawe *photography by Ernest Mackina

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