Say! If you speak English...

Anton Kannemeyer, South African, born 1967



Hand printed lithograph on paper

Edition of 35

Overall: 22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (57.2 × 44.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund



Place Made: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


21st century

Object Name


Research Area



Not on view


Printed, in cartouche, "SAY! / If you speak / ENGLISH, we must / be getting near / CIVILIZATION!"

Course History

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ANTH 3, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Winter 2015

ANTH 3, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Winter 2015

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

Art History 63.13, Bad Art!, Katie Hornstein, Summer 2023

Exhibition History

Anton Kannemeyer, Fear of a Black Planet, Michael Steveson Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa, October 16-Novemeber 22, 2008.

Made in the Middle: Constructing Black Identities across the African Diaspora, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology 3, Winter 2015, Chelsey Kivland, Teaching Exhibition, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 15, 2014-March 15,2015.

Publication History

Michael Stevenson, Anton Kannemeyer, Fear of a Black Planet, Woodstock, South Africa, ill. p. 44.


Michael Stevenson Fine Art CC, Cape Town, South Africa; sold to present collection, 2009.

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