Masanhu Kongonya (weaving of the hatchets) – an examination of the societal tendency to shift blame – was inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 3, ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person’.
Originally created in Zimbabwe it explores the results of ongoing unrest, trauma and quiet desperation imprinted on those who live in politically unstable environments in Africa. It was created as a response to the Zimbabwe land reform (grab) in 2000, which left the country divided according to skin colour, tribe and political affiliation.
Masanhu Kongonya (weaving of the hatchets) explores what happens when we don’t know how to respond to something unusual or beyond our understanding – the ‘other’? A world where the questions of race, religion, culture and cohabiting remain.