The Beautiful Struggle
Per Englund with Mlamli Figlan
8" x 10.25", 144 Pages, Hardcover
Published x Dokument Forlag
The townships of Cape Town burst with creativity. They are the place where traditional African culture meets global youth cultures. Hip-hop has reached South Africa and is reinterpreted according to local conditions. Styles in fashion, dance and music are a way out of poverty. For the first time this fascinating street culture is presented outside South Africa. Tomorrow's global subcultures are born in the big cities of the Third World. Photographer Per Englund offers a brand new image of South Africa. In The Beautiful Struggle, the reader will meet youths talking about their lives and dreams. But life is a struggle in a society in which the apartheid structure still is evident.
The texts are written by Per Englund, Mlamli Figlan, born and raised in the township Guguletu and the Danish anthropologist Karen Waltorp. Foreward by Marika Griesehl, Swedish Television's former African correspondent.