Here’s an ‘imperial statue’ – a little figure I bought at a roadside market in Cape Town a few years ago, carved and painted by an anonymous African, as a representation of his (or her) colonial master. I hope to use it for the cover of my new edition of The Lion’s Share. I don’t want anyone pulling him down.
(The photo was taken by Kevin Greene, who lives just round the corner from me. Let me know if you ever have need of a professional photographer in Hull!)