Step across the threshold dear friend into our temple dedicated
to beauty, joy, the quest for truth and freedom of the spirit.
For here the artist is born who weaves sounds and colours, shapes
and lines, words and phrases round the universe to probe the spring
Here the ritual is replayed that must release us from poverty
of vision, of mind, of feeling.
Enter this temple then dear friend, for every occasion such as
this is renewal time, a trip along the boulevards of immortality.
Written by Prof. Eskia Mphahlele, May 1988
in response to the vision of Afrika Cultural Centre