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This gathering starts late in the evening. Males sit in a circle and have their leader to facilitate the entire gathering. The mukhukhu gathering helps young members to learn the Bible by means of chorus and dance (re bina mukhukhu, that is, we dance and sing mukhukhu; or ba bina mukhukhu, that is, they sing and dance mukhukhu). Here is a peripheral reading the Bible. For the purposes of this essay, I have decided to focus on some of the works of Solly Moholo as an example of this form of reading.

Indeed, sexual abuse is a dominant element in his work, with picture after picture—see, for example, “Great Temptation in the Garden” (1995), “It’s Dad, Mum” (1995), “Dogs on Duty” (1995), “Summer Friday Night with the Taxi-Driver” (1996), and “In the Eyes of a Pedophile” (1996)—cataloguing forms of sexual abuse. Significantly, Makhoba does not restrict himself to analyzing the sexual abuse of women and children, though these images do predominate, he also explores the sexual abuse of men (“Great Temptation in the Garden” [1995]) by white madams.

Matt. 4–16” (J. Campbell, Klaar Water, 27 July 1813 [CWM. Africa. South Africa. Incoming correspondence. Box 5–2-D]). ” (Campbell 1815:199). But only some sense, for her questions do not seem to deal directly with the passage read. The passage clearly makes sense to the missionaries, being made to bear the full weight of English missionary images of Africa (see Comaroff and Comaroff 1991:86–125). However, such allusions are probably absent from Mmahutu’s hearing of this sentence from the Bible.

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