Newsletter 1980, Vol. 2, No. 2 Newsletter 1981, Vol. 3, No. 1 Newsletter 1981, Vol. 3, No. 2, Writing on the Wall Newsletter 1981, Vol. 3, No. 3, Ngugi wa Thiong'o on culture Special Edition 1981, No to the White Republic, Yes to the People's Republic, Part A Special Edition 1981, No to the White Republic, Yes to the People's Republic, Part B Newsletter 1982, Vol. 4, No. 1, Opening the Doors of Culture Festival Edition 1982 Newsletter 1983, Vol. 5, No. 1 Newsletter 1983, Vol. 5, No. 2
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  • 1979 - 1984 (Accumulation)

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14 newsletters

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The Medu Art Ensemble was formed by South Africa exiles in Gaborone, Botswana, in 1978. The organisation produced a wealth of creative work across all major art-forms; the roup further played a key role in shaping aesthetic and cultural theory and praxis within Africanist and liberation struggles. On June 14 1985, the South African Defence Force attacked the homes of Medu members and other activists in Gaborone, killing 12 people; Medu as an organisation ceased to exist.

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Medu newsletters were published by Publication and Research Unit within Medu Art Ensemble. Newsletters have illustrations by Medu members, other artists and Medu posters. There are various sections such poetry, art review, from the hotpot, short story and featured articles.

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Permission to publish must be obtained from the Medu Art Ensemble Project.

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