A photographer snaps a group of visitors at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine (Monument of African Renaissance) in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #statue #northkorea #wade #africanrenaissance #africa

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"Every generation must recognize and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and by providence to perform." - Chinua Achebe. I shall never forget that quote, it’s galvanizing especially when read in context. #RIP #ChinuaAchebe #AfricanRenaissance

A poster depicting the Monument of African Renaissance, with ‘Dakar’ loosely written in Korean, in the style of North Korean propagandists posters, in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #africanrenaissance #northkorea #propoganda #worldscolliding #thisisafrica #statue @dguttenfelder

Comment: jaykast_hd said “The African Renaissance Monument - 160ft tall, bronze. Located at the top of the collines des mamelles, outside of dakar, sengal, Africa.
Overlooking the atlantic sea.
- Put it in scale, look closely and see minuscule people at the rock, base. #AfricanRenaissance #senegal #Africa”

Comment: lilimaya said “The #AfricanRenaissance Monument #senegal #Africa Stands taller than the Statue of Liberty. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the construction & monies used to create this monument, but I have to say it is one if the most beautiful displays of Black Power that I’ve seen. Senegalese former President Aboulaye Wade: “This monument symbolizes Africa which freed itself from several centuries of imprisonment in the abyssal depths of ignorance, intolerance and racism, to retrieve its place on this land, which belongs to all races, in light, air and freedom.” #Africa”

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