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  • on 15.09.2015
  • at 01:36 PM
  • by Naomi Cohen

“No, Yes”, Ugandan artist piece evokes conversation on sex, consent and women’s voices 0

Earlier this month, a few days after returning to Kampala I walked into the Kampala Art Auction as Serena Hotel. At first, I was excited to see a piece that captured the obsession with ourselves- the ever increasing narcissism of our time – the Selfie. Minutes into the auction one piece captured the audience evoking laughter and comments about this piece by Violet Lynus Nantume, a Ugandan Artist.

The piece was bought at UShs 4 million. Violet explained her piece titled “No, Yes” a flaccid penis pointed at an ear is about sexual relations between men and women in Uganda and Africa today. She said she wants to contribute to the conversation where a woman’s no is ‘taken’ for a yes. Sex, consent and women’s voice today! Great piece, important conversation that must continue. Violet says she was inspired by writings of Dr Sylvia Tamale a Ugandan academic and human rights advocate.

Violet Lynus Nantume, Ugandan Artist explains her piece which was at the Kampala Art Auction. Titled "No, Yes" a penis…

Posted by Rosebell Idaltu Kagumire on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Photo Credit: Flickr/African Feminist Forum (Sylvia Tamale)

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