Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 1:05PM
I started this card by doing a drawing of Regina (a cleaner who works in my classroom).
The back of the card has a portion of a flyer handed out at traffic lights. These flyers advertise all sorts of cures by sangomas (traditional healers) I often look at these flyers & am amazed at the extent of their claims – they promise to cure all society ills from debt to ill health to lack of sexual performance. They even promise to get rid of & harness the power of a mythical creature called the tokoloshe.
They are often full of grammatical and spelling errors which makes their claims/promises difficult to understand – or changes the meaning all together. (I am sure the second to last line is supposed to read “in addition” instead it says “in addiction”) This card has been sent to America to the author of a blog called Mail art postcard exhibition . One of my cards was featured on this blog last month.