[511] Khumbula

Completion Date: 22 Oct 2023
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 24 x 37″

Khumbula means “remember” in isiXhosa.

Homework as art.
Snapshot of my last three months of Xhosa lessons.

The Xhosa people are a Nguni ethnic group whose traditional homeland is primarily the Cape Provinces of South Africa. According to a recent official census, 12 million South Africans are native Zulu speakers, and 8.5 million are native Xhosa speakers.

Notable Xhosa: Desmond Tutu, Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Albertina Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Thabo Mbeki, Oliver Tambo.