Feni Soweto

Dumile Feni – Homage to Soweto, 1977

Dumile Feni (1942)
Homage to Soweto
Pen and ink on paper / 1147 x 895 mm
CCAC# 0077

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.

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