Dying to be men

From Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean artist and activist Kudzanai Chiurai

Minister of Defence

Chiurai’s portraits imagine an African cabinet that is at once provocative, modern, and hilarious even as it traffics in painful stereotypes, while speaking volumes about the current state of African political structures.

Minister of Finance

I LOVE IT

Minister of Arts and Culture

It is particularly relevant at a time when Presidents are putting out rap songs, parliament members are being kicked out for wearing earrings and shades, and rampant corruption and theft has African ministers more akin to crime lords and mafia dons than esteemed members of cabinet.

You can find more images from the series here

You can find more about the artist IF YOU GOOGLE HIM (What? Your fingers don’t work?)

Hat-tip Africa is a country

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