|Empty Village 2002
by Atem Aleu
2007 • 005
Acrylic on Canvas.
20 x 23 inches / 51 x 58.5 cm
Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund
the memory of my village, in particular my home. The beautiful blue sky
green tree is how I remember my home. I just put my memories back.
the war many people left the place as they tried to kill everybody. You
people running. Nobody lived there for years. The dark door of the
house is the
warning for people not to go inside because nobody knows what might be
there. It is dangerous to go back to my memories through that door.
When I go
to my memories too far, to the beginning, it is dangerous. I can’t go
1983 or 1984 when my parents were killed.
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been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth
159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University.
Images have been reproduced with
the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.