SWAHILI • autumn language workshops
ENROLLMENT for the Swahili autumn workshops: October 19th until October 29th
Swahili autumn language workshops will start on November 5th.
There is a Swahili proverb: MTU NI WATU, which means A PERSON IS PEOPLE.
By learning Swahili, different customs, temperaments and behaviours are better understood.
Swahili, or Kiswahili, belongs to the Bantu language family, a large family of languages spoken across a large area of sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout the centuries, Swahili spread through the trade among different peoples and nations. In both Tanzania and Kenya, Swahili is a national language, however it is spoken by millions more across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: in Uganda, Burundi, Somalia, Mozambique and South Africa.
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THE TRAVELLING CALABASH at the National Museum Kikinda
Visiting exhibition of African gourds from the collections of the Museum of African Art in Belgrade
October 6-30th 2016
The African gourd is omnipresent! In its humble nature, it has an enduring appeal and has been used across the continent of Africa, penetrating into the imagination of both locals and travellers. Locals built a web of metaphors and myths around it, while travellers saw it as an inevitable part of the experienced and notional „African landscape“.
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Autumn Programs at the MAA in the light of African Hairstyles
Every Sunday in September and October, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
THROUGH THE LATEST MAA EXHIBITION
“When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me,
I’ll Stop Hating You“
CREATIVE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
“Message in the hair – African hairstyles
(for children age 4 to 12)
Every Sunday in September and October, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., curator Ivana Vojt / Dragan Mišković, will guide Museum visitors through the latest exhibition „When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me, I’ll Stop Hating You - Photo exhibition by Katarina Radović“. In the series of photographs “When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me, I’ll Stop Hating You“, the author shows women and girls in moments of perseverance and endurance during the painful and unpleasant processes of making a hairstyle, which would be a response to the ideals of beauty construed in their environment. The clients never abandon their intention to walk out of the salon looking prettier than when they came in, and they patiently endure the hours of sitting, pulling, even sewing and torching the locks of their hair. Young women, future brides, mothers with babies and older women are subject to this treatment, proving that beauty saves no one. By entering Radović’s photographs, transposed in an animated, intimate and compassionate way, the viewer steps into everyday life and women’s spaces, which are linked to the need to be beautified even in modest social conditions.
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