Donna Mattis

Donna Mattis

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  • Donna Mattis
    Published 7 days ago
    Artistic Representation Of State Propaganda And Oppression

    Artistic Representation Of State Propaganda And Oppression

    The removal of colonial statues is not new —- it has been a function of activists across the decolonized world, predominantly on the African continent, from as early as the 1960s. Much of it has particularly found expression in newly Independent nations wanting a reversion to pre-colonial societal fabric devoid of these repugnant reminders of the colonial epoch. The sentiment anchoring this action was that statues honouring “heroes” of colonialism was a contradiction to the new spirit of nationhood. Generations later have seen the growth of radicalism that has led to demands for the toppling of more racist relics. Colonial names didn’t escape notice either: after Independence colonial states Northern and South Rhodesia named for colonizer Cecil Rhodes of #RhodesMustFall and #RhodesScholar reverted to Zambia and Zimbabwe respectively.