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Moving Spirit – Spirituality in Southern Africa

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Moving spirit is a photographic narrative of a journey undertaken over many years to document religions, rituals, and faiths in post-apartheid South Africa. It explores the question of spirituality in a country once divided and now free.

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Moving spirit is a photographic narrative of a journey undertaken over many years to document religions, rituals, and faiths in post-apartheid South Africa. It explores the question of spirituality in a country once divided and now free. The title includes a written narrative that draws on the author’s experiences, observations and research. Beyond the political platitudes of freedom and democracy, most South Africans eke a place under the African sun – and increasingly they turn to spirituality as a form of survival. The forms they practice may be culturally of the past or hybrid Africanised – Christian adaptations. Other more established religions have taken root here – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Collectively the spiritual map is a diverse and vibrant one. For the past several years Paul Weinberg has been photographing rituals and events around his home city and other parts of the country.

Additional information

Date Published

1 January , 2006

ISBN

9781770131002

Language

English

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Specifications

Hardcover, 128pages, 28x19x2cm