Willie Bester: Art as a Weapon
A biography of the artist Willie Bester, describing his struggle against the racial classification "Other Coloured", his determination to be his own boss, his art education, and his skill as a mixed media artist. The book ends with a project showing children how to make an artwork out of rubbish.
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