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'Le Wi Lan Krio'

'Le Wi Lan Krio'


Biro pen portrait on text on the cover of a 1970s Sierra Leonean book. Here, i depict my mother on this book with the title translating to mean, 'let us learn Krio'. Krio is the language spoken in Sierra Leone, which is also the language spoken in my family home.

Archaic gender roles are often adhered to in Islamic West African cultures. This work looks to creates a new found matriarchal paradigm with this re-presentation of power.

This work was exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries.

297 X 210 mm

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