An African black swan (a contribution)

Professor Christo Doherty, Head of Digital Arts at the Wits University School of Arts (WSOA), had this to add to my piece on black swans:  “Black Swan was also the title of a novel (sadly now out of print,)  by the South African writer, Christopher Hope. The Black Swan was a township kid who develops the improbable ambition during the 1980s of becoming a ballet dancer. He is condemned from all sides: from the white establishment as a black kid who doesn’t know his place; from township activists who scorn ballet as an elitist and politically irrelevant activity; and from black cultural nationalists who condemn anything that isn’t authentic African culture.”  Thanks for this, Christo!