Books : Social Apes Trilogy by Zoleka Xoa Mannie

Updated: Jun 24

A journey Of learning the art of ineffable expression and heal.


Bernice Mannie artist, poet, philosopher and visual communicator from Nelspruit, South Africa. She describes herself as a hyper-romantic social ape that is passionate about the creation, discovery and dominance of the human condition.The young artist sees herself as living in the abstract wildlife of her existence and resists anything that dehumanises her melanin identity. The narrative of her work is inspired by the relationships she has with people and the intercultural dialogues which exists within these relationships. Mannie describes her work as incredibly mystical and purely focuses on the similarities of human nature.


Talk like a Painting is a collection of original poems by South African artist and writer Xoa Mannie. This is the first book from the trilogy called "Social Apes" Xoa expresses her life as a social ape that is passionate about the discovery, progress and the dominance of humanity and this book is entirely inspired by past and existing relationships in her life.

Mannie is currently completing her Diploma in ICT and App Development at the University of Mpumalanga. Some of her projects include the digital series "YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR ART BACK", which is inspired by African masks, ancestral blood and black royalty. Her most celebrated project is 'Talk Like A Painting, a poetry book written by the young artist and self-published in April 2019.


Get the book on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Talk-like-Painting-social-trilogy/dp/1093118938


Read the book online

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uBw_16vDmzHqnKSp1AWnciTYMgUEshcT/view?usp=sharing


Follow her on Social Media

Please Read all the pages and kindly attribute my artworks to me.  Instagram: @xoa.mannie Twitter : @XoaMannie Facebook : @Xoa Mannie 

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