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Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka tries a headman 50/225
22 Spetember 1828 Dukuza (Stanger)
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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  Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka the god 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka's regiment in horn formation 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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  Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Untitled '87 22/50
Size: 67 x 57 cm
Media: Lithograph
Price: R 4 500 Unframed
             
only this morning I knew brotherhood
I grew tired of the killing
(Mbopa)
when an old Zulu
praised his judge
Shaka my king he said
your name
Shaka
Zulu
will live
and I let him live
  I Shaka
son of Senzangakona the faithless of Nandi the outcast
Zulu
right arm of Dingiswayo
shelter of men
women their children
the people of heaven
stabbed
  the loving horns of death now
make red war or die
slit their curly guts out and
let their spirits lie
   
             
Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka's victory dance 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Mbopa stabs Shaka 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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  Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Mhlangane stabs Shaka 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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  Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Kwabulawayo Kraal 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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dance high my people
hyenas wait on us behind
if you want to be people of heaven dance higher
look the ground is spiky with
devil thorns
I have my sandals off
dance over them my people
as the natural thorn hardens
your soul dance higher
  Shaka son of Senzangakona
of Nadi
Zulu
successor of Dingiswayo
shelter of men
women children
people of thunder
struck
  by Mlhangane
who turns my own strength against me
who kills me from behind
whose thrust
at my left bicep
tears
  Kwabulawayo was a market
of little worth
at first the curving huts
with not much industry
dust from splayed hoofs
and reed fences (Dingane)
like the one you hide behind
pastoral I suppose
but far too humble
(Dingane) to satisfy
the place of killing
was hardly alive
             
Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka lies untouched 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Shaka's Elephant Hunt 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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Cecil Skotnes

Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Untitled
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
SOLD
Cecil Skotnes
Artist: CECIL SKOTNES
Title: Nandi Dies 50/225
Size: 44 x 28 cm
Media: Print
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    what better celebration than hunting my elephant
we beat (Dingane) beat royal herds of
impala
pig lion leopard
the elephant across
a cleft of the white and black Umfolozi we hamstrung
such elephant (Dingane)
the Portuguese want more ivory see
to it
it's your one mistake
all my elephants tumble down
      But Nandi died crying
baba baba baba
mame mame mame
a wave of brown and all Zululand died
she was the clay and the stream
she was the life in the root
she was the suckling river
dried
I conquered the world
and the worls lost
his mother
a year and a while
ago we buried
Nandi o Nandi
             

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