Expression and Nothing but Vernac (NBV)

Posted on March 28, 2018

Expression allows the opportunity for students at the University of Pretoria to display all artwork that was inspired by the theme (Who are we, if not African). Nothing but Vernac opened the stage to all students to sing, dance, recite poetry or a monologue in a vernacular language. We encourage students to share their culture with other students in order to showcase the wonderful diversity of South Africa

The turnout was larger than expected, especially after our first attempt to host the event was foiled by the intense rain. Even though there was no entrance fee, attendees were encouraged to bring non-perishable goods and other necessities to contribute to the RAG committee’s efforts to help less fortunate students. The dedication to art and the expression of what was in one’s soul was truly beautiful to watch and feel a part of. This event was unique beyond what words can describe.


- Author Courtney Brown
Published by Erika Roux

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