Please, take photographs by Sindiwe Magona
Modjaji books, 2009
Soft cover, 79 pages
Sindiwe Magona's poems conspire with her. Even years after being written, they still seem warm from her lips, and it is this residue of her telling them that draws you into their confidence. From the languid innocence of the poems about her village, to her shattering images of Africa at war, Magona leads you headlong into her fireside circle where archetypes flicker like shadows on a face that has seen, has been. Please, Take photographs is defiant and tender, horrific and homely, at once irreverent, outspoken and beautiful.