Pound of Flesh 2021 Relief print with Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, hot pressed, 300 gsm (Published by South Atlantic Press) 67 x 126 cm
In both Zimbabwe and South Africa early European settlers imposed a Hut Tax onto the indigenous population. This levy on every hut forced the local inhabitants to work for the settlers as part of the newly formed economy providing them with a workforce. In the colony of Mashonaland, now part of Zimbabwe the hut tax was 10 shillings per hut. This led to a rebellion among the Shona people that became known as the ‘First Chimurenga’.