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Thamsanga Mfuphi




Title: Nokuthula, 2021

Edition: Unique Original

Medium: Acrylic Paint On Recycled Couch Leather

Dimensions: 120cm x 78cm, 47.24in x 30.71in, Stretched

Nokuthula is part of the artworks that were produced insipired by a short story that I wrote which is a reflection of african mothers. What was, was never the beauty of the story. What is, is not the end of it neither. She bared the cry of her children, every corner she turned to, there seemed to be a loud cry for help. she wiped thr tears on their faces with her clothing. she raised her voice on what was wrong. she ignited light. she was the stone of the foundation, but, no one heard her. The same people whom she helped all these years are the same people still systematically belittling her, whispering to her that she will never make a difference because she is a Black woman. thats not the end of it, times have changed but not the pain, there is still suffering in Africa. A beautiful continent but whats the beauty of it, being puished down by the system which is meant to uplift you. they no longer whisper in her ears, they just say it in their hearts but somehow she still hears them, beacause she is black, she's viewed as less.

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