since per-anders pettersson came to south africa to document the 1994 election, he has had ample time to survey the social, economic and political changes of the country. his published works records a remarkable journey through the multi-faceted african landscape and unfolds with a dramatic vividness that capture the everyday realities of life on the african continent in a unique and artistically expressive way. this is an emotive style of photographic-docu-drama that exposes the soul of the place beautifully. with an ambiguous look at the diverse co-existant identities, his books are in my opinion a must-have for anyone visiting the continent, infinitely more informative than any tourist guide and sharing a deeper perspective than any museum or monument. his eagerly awaited ‘rainbow transit’ is due out later in 2013 and available here.