Monday, September 19, 2011

di kopana ka merithi

Dineo seshee bopape was born in 1981 on a Sunday.
If she were ghanain, her name would be akosua/akos for short.

During the same year of her birth, the brixton riots took place ;Two people were injured when a bomb exploded in a Durban shopping centre; bobby sands dies; mtv is launched, the boeing 767 makes its first air flight, umkonto we sizwe performs numerous underground assault opperations against the apartheid state.
There was an earthquake in china that killed maybe 50people. hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt. there is a coup d’etat in Ghana. Princess Diana of Britain married charles. bob Marley dies. Apartheid sa invaded Angola. AIDS is identified/created/named. Salman rushdie releases midnight’s children. In the region of her birth: Her paternal grandmother died. Julius malema is born. Millions of people cried. Millions of people laughed! The world’s population was apparently at around 4.529 billion.
bopape spent her youth in Limpopo in varying social situations. at 12 years of age: she began to follow a hunger for an elsewhere beginning with Durban-where she spent some years and studied painting +sculpture. She is a 2007 graduate of De Ateliers in Amsterdam and in May 2010 completed an MFA at Columbia University, New York. She was the winner of the 2008 MTN New Contemporaries Award, a 2010 Columbia University Toby Fund Award recepient. And She has shown her work in major +minor national and international exhibitions….
Other concurrent events of the year of her birth: and of her lifetime are perhaps too many to fully know.