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"Painted after the Sharpeville riots in 1960, this image of a woman fleeing to Basutoland from the security police, is evocative of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt to escape Herod."1
1. Sarah Huddleston (1996) Against All Odds: George Pemba: His Life and Words, Jeppestown, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Limited, page 115.
Everard Read, Johannesburg, 11 March 1992.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, The George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba Retrospective Exhibition, 27 April to 28 July, 1996, catalogue number 75, illustrated on page 102, number 20, of the exhibition catalogue.
Sarah Huddleston (1996) Against All Odds: George Pemba: His Life and Words, Jeppestown, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers, illustrated in colour on page 115.