Paul Otieno Abwao
Acrylics on canvas, 57.5 by 60cm
Colonialism and human trafficking
The negative forces of colonialism in Africa, continues to mold our independent Africa. Major colonial activities of the past affect us and contribute to our venerability. The brainwashing of Africa to believe that it is inferior, forceful acquisition of land, exploitation of its mineral and agriculture resources have forced it into poverty. With the acquisition of independence the situation has no gotten better. The majority remains in poverty and unemployment, desease is rampant, tyrants and military dictators continue to rule. In this work I will attempt to capture the cycle that often is characterized by escaping from poverty, being lost and homeless, displacement, poverty and unemployment due to poor economic situations.