Hail the Dark Lioness

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Hail the Dark Lioness is the long-awaited compendium from celebrated visual activist Zanele Muholi. Powerful and evocative, this striking collection features over ninety of the South African photographer’s self-portraits. Created using her own body as a canvas and everyday objects as props, Muholi composes stunning black and white shots that explore her own journey and identity as a black woman in today’s society while also addressing historical and contemporary racism. Hauntingly unapologetic and direct, these photos are interspersed with written contributions from twenty-four authors, poets and curators, which interpret the many possible meanings behind the images. A radical statement of self-image and resistance, this moving anthology is a must-have for any photography lover.


•10.75"W x 1"D x 14.25"H
•photography by Zanele Muholi
•conversation with Renee Mussai
•written contributions from various authors, poets and curators
•212 pages
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