Mark is involved in black history studies and wanted to be part of the Keti Koti festival. The T-shirt is made by a group from Jamaica, that joined up with a granddaughter of Bob Marley. His roots are also in Jamaica. The name Simpson probably comes from a slave owner. But the ancestors of his mother were maroons. When Mark wears his Stolen from Africa T shirt, black people often come up to him asking where they can buy it. "And white people?" I ask. "They usually say nothing."
Stolen from Africa
The message on the T-Shirt of Mark Simpson (London, 1969) is clear: 'Stolen from Africa' in red letters. The red bandana on his head has no special meaning, it is to keep his head cool.