Hilaire showed me the town last night – several parts of it anyway, including the African Quarter.
There is a fantastic mural in the Matongé area depicting a great mixture of peoples of all races and nationalities. Everyone in Brussels seems quite proud of this mix (even as some admit that it is difficult in various ways – politically, for instance, there are no visibly or obviously “identifiable” Belgians). The mural is also a protest, however. In one corner a white man is seen challenging a black man regarding illiteracy. The black man