Image of Kapirikoni
Photographer: Arjen van de Merwe



Like the Roman god Janus, Kapirikoni has two faces, pointing in opposite directions. He reflects people who have dual or vacillating political allegiances. The name stems originally from the federation of North and South Rhodesia and Nyasaland (the former name of Malawi), a colonial political joining that was very unpopular with Malawians. To be a Capricorn is to not know one’s own mind.