'Arms to Art'

From Emergent Africa Mon Nov 19 2012, 06:00:00

Black Looks highlights an online exhibition of weapons art in Mozambique:

Arms into Art is an ongoing exhibition of sculptures made from old weapons by Mozambique artists. After 17 years of civil war Mozambique was awash with weapons so a scheme called "Transformacao de Armas en Enxadas " (Transforming Arms into Hoes) was started 10 years ago by Bishop Dinis Sengulane. People were asked to hand in their weapons in exchange for something productive that they could use to build a new life such as a farming tool or sewing machine. The weapons were then broken down and transformed into pieces of art such as the "Throne of Weapons" and "Tree of Life" - illustrating peace and prosperity.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Kenya:   Think Again - Portrait of a Kenyan Radical (analysis)
Institute for Security Studies
23 September 2014

Given the extent to which it dominates global news and politics, it is remarkable how little we know about the men - and, very occasionally, women - behind Islamist extremism. How are people drawn ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Boko Haram Leader Shekau 'Alive and Well' (news)
Daily Independent
23 September 2014

Ahmed Salkida, a Dubai-based Nigerian journalist who reportedly maintains communication with some leaders of the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram, claimed today that the sect's leader, Abubakar ... [read more]

South Africa:   Has President Zuma Hurt Aids Fight More Than Thabo Mbeki? (news)
Africa Check
23 September 2014

Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!