By Sarah Rose de Villiers
Politics are not the property of parliament or elite academics. Rather, politics are what drive conversations about people, power and peace. Politics affect our space, our streets and our stories – especially in the form of graffiti.
Graffiti is one of the most accessible, uncensored and undeniably intriguing forms of public politics. With stencils, spray paint and scrawled lines, graffiti artists are asking hard-hitting questions at street-level; raising consciousness about social issues, public anger and repressed pasts.
So what exactly do the streets of Grahamstown have to say about the politics of this place?