NOT MY MONARCHY
A RESPONSE TO COLONIZATION

Subverting the depiction of colonized sovereignty
Images, film and literature go a long way in defining the stereotypes of groups of people. How a people are both presented and perceived determines how they are treated.
The Challenge
In order to complete the phase of reclamation in our agenda of decolonization, the colonizer must understand their foul and fault. But what we must remember is that the colonized themselves, must rediscover, claim and own what they lost. The work to follow is a détournement that should encourage the colonizer to develop empathy and the colonized to begin to possess what is theirs.
The Execution
All parties or conduits of British Imperialism involved in the colonization of AmaNdebele have now been appropriately presented to our sovereignty. Queen Victoria has been dressed accordingly and endowed with Bantu Symbols fitting of her role as colonizer, thief, vagabond and deceiver. Cecil John Rhodes’ pursuit of Manifest Destiny in Africa is reminiscent of the greed of the advisers of the King, Tshaka Zulu. Rhodes has also been dressed accordingly and endowed with Bantu Symbols fitting of his role as colonizer, thief, vagabond and deceiver. Pope Pius XII serves as the conduit to Catholicism and the subversion of religion in Africa. He is presented, therefore, as iSangoma, spiritual adviser to the colonizer's sovereign and endowed with Bantu Symbols fitting of his role as colonizer, thief and deceiver.

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