Friday, April 15, 2016

The Rainbow Nation and More with Linky

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Make My Saturday Sweet #170!

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My son is in his second year at university in the Eastern Cape. It's a 12 hour bus ride from our home in the Western Cape. One of his subject choices for this year is Xhosa, the second most spoken language (by mother tongue) in the country with Zulu being first. Afrikaans is third and English is fourth. My son's mother tongue is English and he had to learn Afrikaans as an additional language at school, as is the case with his sisters. I'm proud of him for wanting to learn an African language and he chose Xhosa, because it is spoken by many in the Eastern and Western Cape.

South Africa is referred to as the Rainbow Nation, a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu after South Africa's first fully democratic election in 1994. It is one nation made up of many peoples, a variety of cultures and traditions. There are 11 official languages and a range of skin tones from ebony to sunburnt pink.

My husband recently watched a TED Talk by Angélica Dass where she speaks about her photography. It just so happened that Hubby mentioned it today without knowing that I had been planning today's post on the subject of our Rainbow Nation. Her photos are of different people from all over the world and she matches their skin tones with Pantone colors. I don't have permission to share her photos here, so I used one of my own, but I did find a great link featuring her work that is worth a peek on iGNANT. Be sure to check it out!

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