SA Poetry Girl
There are only 3 choices in love: freedom, or madness, or death. If you cannot be free and you dare not face death you must go mad. And do you know what happens to a woman who goes mad? Internal combustion. She burns. That's what happens. She burns. ~Andre Brink~
Inkosi is a chief, the leader of the tribe. "Cry for the broken tribe, for the law and the custom that is gone. Aye, and cry aloud for the man who is dead, for the woman and children bereaved." I chose this picture because it shows a custom that is rare now, and many tribes in Africa were torn apart and never restored.
Veld is land that is unique to southern Africa and is an open plain with little to no human interference. "About you there is grass and bracken, and you may hear the forlorn crying of the titihoya, one of the birds of the veld." I felt this picture represented the beauty of the veld and the wildness of it, as it remains untouched by humans.
Umfundisi- "You must tell it, umfundisi. Is it heavy?" The the role of the umfundisi is to be a father figure, and he is also a kind of a priest and a holy man. I chose the picture because umfundisi represents someone who is close to God.