Dumile Feni (1942)
Homage to Soweto (1977)
Pen and ink on paper / 1147 x 895 mm
Feni draws from Pablo Neruda’s poem ‘I’m Explaining a Few Things’ that originally appeared in Spain in the Heart (1937), Neruda’s response to the fascist bombing of Guernica, Spain, during the Spanish civil war. Feni relates this to Soweto where he lived before going into exile, which also saw “blood in the streets” on 16 June 1976.