but if I told you a flower can bloom in a dark room, would you trust it?

at first, no.

Umpokoqo is a visual series by Aviwe Xaluva and Sanelisiwe Mapolisa in aim to showcase the beauty that is so undermined in the black folk. Umpokoqo aims to ague against the definition of the word “black” by saying Black is not the absence of light but rather the presence of the purest form of beauty.