Paid their dues

Sunday Times - - Insight Art -

Cu­ra­tor Tan­dazani Dh­lakama, left, says Five Bhobh was cho­sen as the name of this ex­hi­bi­tion by 29 Zim­bab­wean artists be­cause it res­onates with all those who catch minibus taxis in Zimbabwe. “As soon as you are crammed in, four in each row, the con­duc­tor will an­nounce ‘Five bhobh!’ or ‘Two pa dol­lar!’ Mat­ters of ev­ery­day life in Zimbabwe are dis­cussed al­ways in codes, with a di­verse ar­ray of fig­u­ra­tive lan­guage. They have paid their dues, in­vested in the fu­ture, and are wait­ing ex­pec­tantly to move for­ward,” said Dh­lakama

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