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Saints and Gravediggers

By |2021-01-22T15:47:03+02:00Jan 22nd, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Hikaayat: Men|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

These photographs form an ongoing investigation into the relationship between death and spirituality in the Muslim Cape. The first point of reference are the kramats, wherein are buried Muslim saints - known as 'awliyah'. Dotted around

Mutiny! Murder! And a mystic.

By |2020-07-15T13:36:00+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Articles, Articles Featured, Articles Latest, Expressions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A real story of slavery and spirituality in 18th century Cape Town.   On the evening of 14 July 1760, the slave Batjoe van Bali was on duty in the courtyard of his master’s house

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