Infecting the City
Rainbow has been invited to be apart of INFECTING THE CITY YOUTH SCAPES #100AfricanReads INSTALLATION
As part of the Infecting The City Public Art Festival, Rainbow Academy will be part of the live installation (performance acts) called #100AfricanReads in strategic parts of Cape Town’s CBD.
The idea is to promote African Literature, Reading; Youth engaging with African writers and writing and the use of our Libraries.
A 100 youth and high school learners from across Cape Town will be “live installations” of highly costumed performers on stages reading excerpts from their chosen African author or book through-out the CBD. Participants are doing their own research and will each select their own excerpt to perform.
Libraries across the city will experience an influx of requests for books by African authors which will make them aware of the demand and need for African authors to be prominent in our libraries.
Students will start to embrace themselves as citizens of the continent at a time when xenophobic attitudes and racism is rife