umswenko ✿ afrika

(Khanya Mthethewa explains the meaning of umswenko in English and isiZulu.)

“Umswenko is how we present ourselves to the world. It is the confidence we exude because of how we have chosen a set of clothing items to best represent who we are. When we look good, we feel good.”

“Mengiswenkile ngiyaziqhenya, ngiyazazi, futhi angisabi ukukhombisa abantu ukuthi kahle kahle, mina ngiwubani.”

Our journey to explore the different values of what we make now comes to Africa. We share stories that reflect the creative energies in Africa today, showing a particular value of adornment as a contribution to the theatre of public life.





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