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Author: Keely Shinners

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Athi-Patra Ruga


Ruga, in the absence of archives, might rely too much on fabulation. References to Greek mythology, Christian iconography, Xhosa cosmology, and queer aesthetics make for dense readings but crowded works. There’s a lot to unpack.

Keely Shinners on Dramatis Personae of Athi-Patra Ruga
Sinyanga yekhala (detail), 2020

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