Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Setting & Symbolism

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South Africa in the 1970s

Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enforced by the South African government from 1948-1994. Political representation for the black population of South Africa was abolished in 1970. The black population lost their rights of national citizenship, and the schools, hospitals, beaches, and public service programs were segregated.

Port Elizabeth

Forced relocation of the black population within the city began in 1962 in Port Elizabeth, which is one of the largest cities in South Africa. Relocation ended in 1975, but the segregation of the city would last for much longer. Port Elizabeth is also the location of South Africa’s automotive industry and is home to several prominent vehicle plants.

Cards

Cards is the term Styles uses to refer to his photographs. Styles views his cards as a way to preserve the faces, culture, and people of the black population in South Africa.

Doom

Doom is...

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