Rehema Chachage - Mizizi/ Nasaba (Kinship/Roots)







Mizizi/Nasaba explores the state of bereavement and the politics of gender in African society when it comes to inheritance. It consists of digital prints that document a performance of an interaction and a relationship that is forming between a bereaved daughter and the knowledge and wisdom in the text that was left behind by her deceased father—which is her only true inheritance since all material inheritance (according to beliefs in most African society) is ‘ideally’ left behind for the male subjects in the family.
—Rehema Chachage, Artist's Statement
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