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ifA lethu AnnuAl RepoRt 2012/13 37 BRAnD BuilDinG 2011/12 fRAnCe/ South AfRiCA SeASonS ifa lethu’s “coming home” exhibition travelled to nantes in france as part of the 2011/12 sa seasons in france. the sa/france seasons project is the result of a bilateral agreement which was signed by Presidents Zuma and sarkozy in order to cement relationships between the two countries. “Coming Home” the exhibition was shown in two venues at nantes, france. nantes is the 6th largest city in france - historically signifi cant as over 40 percent of the french slave trade was carried out via the city, with around 450 000 men, women and children abducted from africa to america. a recent memorial to this dark side of history has been built and it is appropriate that while we remember apartheid through the artworks in the exhibition we, like nantes, celebrate our progress to freedom. appropriately, the remarkable journey of the foundation’s collection continues as it spreads awareness of human rights far and wide. the timing of the exhibition was also planned to coincide with the 5th world forum on human rights in nantes, entitled “sustainable development-human rights: a common struggle”. the headquarters of the forum are in nantes.


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