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Zanzibar: Memory of slaves | by missy & the universe
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Zanzibar: Memory of slaves

From Cathleen Falsani:

 

"...a thoroughly modern sculpture by the Scandinavian artist Clara Sörnäs.

 

It shows five slave figures, slightly larger than life, chained together in a pit. They are men and women, young and old, with features that show the variety of tribal and ethnic backgrounds that is Africa. Their expressions are neither of torment, nor resignation. They look numb, worn down, and yet somehow defiant.

 

Perhaps that is because they are only half in the pit. Their heads and shoulders are in the open air, faces exposed to the relentless equatorial sun."

 

 

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Taken on April 20, 2009