Sankara | Works on Wood & Canvas

Small abstract acrylic painting in green and grey with brown paper stuck on it and the words The condition of women is at the heart of the question of humanity itself printed on the paper and pastic across the painting

Sankara | 10x10 cm

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Quote: "The condition of women is therefore at the heart of the question of humanity itself, here, there and everywhere."

From Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle by Thomas Sankara, published 1990.

I first came across the name Thomas Sankara in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Americanah, and then again in  Lauren Wilkinson's novel American Spy. Sankara was a Marxist revolutionary and the president of Burkina Faso from 1983-1987. During his short presidency, he introduced programmes for social, economic and ecological change that would improved the lives of all Burkinabé. He was assassinated in a coup d'état organised by his former colleague, Blaise Compaoré. Compaoré and 2 others involved in Sankara's assassination were sentenced to life in prison in absentia in 2022.

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