Cameron Platter. The Battle of Rorke's Drift at Club Dirty Den. 2009. John Muafangejo. The Battle of Rorke's Drift. 1981
This monumental drawing by Cameron Platter reinterprets The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1981), a linocut by John Muafangejo (whose work appears in the linocut section of this site) depicting a key battle in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, a turning point in securing Britain’s colonial rule in South Africa. Here Platter replaces a representation of carnage between the Zulus and the British with enchantment, debauchery, and violence in a KwaZulu-Natal nightclub.