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Theme: Medu posters: Images from exile

Call Number: 1556
Identifier: AL2446_1556
Date: 1983
Subject: Images of Defiance- IOD;
Armed struggle;
December 16;
Medu Art Ensemble;
Thami Mnyele
Description: This poster is an offset litho in black and red, produced by Thami Mnyele of the Medu Art Ensemble in 1983. This Heroes Day poster shows a soldier carrying a gun, reaching out to a young child and older man. The text, which refers to one of Oliver Tambo's speeches reads: "let us arm ourselves with the fearlessness of Shaka; the vision and endurance of Moshoeshoe; the dedication and farsightedness of Sol Plaatje, the military initiative and guerilla tactics of Maqoma..." The text reads:"DECEMBER 16 : HEROES - DAY." Digitised by Specialised Archival Solutions in 2009. Reproduced in "Images of Defiance: South African Resistance posters in the 1980s" on page 11 (number 16) of the 1991 SAHA / Ravan Press edition and the 2004 SAHA / STE Publishers edition. It also appears on page 74 of “Red on Black: The Story of the South African Poster Movement”, SAHA / STE Publishers, 2007. This poster is also included in the SAHA online repository 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa today'.
Creator: Thami Mnyele (Medu Art Ensemble)
Type: Poster
Format: Access image – jpeg
Preservation image – tiff
Source: SAHA collection AL2446
Language: English
Coverage: Zimbabwe
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