Memorial for the Slaves (Kumbukumbu Ya Historia Ya Watumwa) (Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania)

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Dublin Core

Title

Memorial for the Slaves (Kumbukumbu Ya Historia Ya Watumwa) (Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Middle Passage
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Slave Trade
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Five nude torsos of enslaved Africans emerge from stone pillars, whose rough and pebbled texture resemble the stones that fill the concrete pit that surround them. The five cast concrete figures, all but one of whom are chained around the neck, are located on the site of the last slave market in Africa.

Creator

Sörnäs, Clara

Source

Photographs by Adrienne Childs

Date

1998

Relation

To read more about the Stone Town of Zanzibar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Medium

Concrete

Bibliographic Citation

Meserette Kentake, "Memory for the Enslaved: Zanzibar," Kentake Page: A Love Affair with Black History. Accessed April 29, 2019, http://kentakepage.com/memory-for-the-enslaved-zanzibar/

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

Sörnäs, Clara, “Memorial for the Slaves (Kumbukumbu Ya Historia Ya Watumwa) (Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 28, 2024, https://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1150.

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