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Soweto  <br> by Jodi Biebe

by Jodi Biebe


  • R 25000

Acclaimed home-grown photographer, Jodi Bieber has created an open-ended essay which is a celebration and a portrait of life in Soweto today.
The importance of Soweto in the collective consciousness is hard to overstate. It registers as a place born of resistance, perhaps even embodying the South African struggle for freedom.
But the birth of Kwaito is attributed to Soweto too. And beyond the grand narratives, there is and always was a proliferation of dancing, art and fashion in this place defined by its energy and cosmopolitan nature. Labelling and un-labelling, claiming and discarding, Sowetans have created Soweto anew ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? a phenomenon that is celebrated in this photographic publication which contemplates daily lived realities where here, as elsewhere, South Africans are continually reinventing themselves and their urban space.

About the Author
Jodi Bieber is the winner of the Prix de le l'Union EuropÌÎÌ_enne at the Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale africaine de la photographie, November 2009. She has won eight World Press awards, a 1st Place in Picture of the Year International 2009 and numerous other accolades. Her first book, Between Dogs and Wolves: Growing up in South Africa, was released in five countries in 2006.

Author Jodi Bieber
ISBN 9781770098060
Format Paperback
Pages 154p.

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