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Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC

Liese Van der Watt |Africa Is a Country   in  ·
July 4, 2015

In the 1970s, a Congolese painter named Tshibumba Kanda Matulu began to paint a history of what was then Zaire. This history, as the anthropologist Johannes Fabian pointed out when he collaborated with Kanda Matulu on a book some years later, was “not just a story, but an argument and a plea.”

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