This is the story of The Swenkas, a small group of working Zulu men in post-apartheid South Africa. Men who every Saturday night leave their grimy overalls behind and wear their best Carducci or Pierre Cardin suits to impress the weekly-selected judge. These men are called the Swenkas, and they have organised this fashion show for so many years that no one remembers exactly when – or even why – it all began.
With unprecedented numbers of black-on-black youth crime in Britain, and recent talks of honour killings among British Asians, I recently rediscovered SAFE, a video drama written for West Midlands Regional Health Authority as a resource for teachers, social workers and youth workers.
I was in Shepherds Bush Green the other day having lunch at the Walkabout Inn, very near the Post Office, so I decided to pop in to pick up some stamps.