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Mammy Yoko (1849–1906), or Madam Yoko was a pioneering figure of Sierra Leonean history. She was the leader of the Mende tribe and vastly expanded the Mende kingdom, as she grew to become an individual of considerable influence within the nation. In the late 19th century Mammy Yoko became a significant political figure. She formed diplomatic relations with the British, which strengthened her reign as a chief; but tragically would later lead to her downfall, as her allegiance with the British would be the reason her people ultimately rebelled against her. Mammy Yoko may be remembered as a charismatic intellectual who empowered herself by going against strict traditional West African gender roles and thus become a great leader and an important Sierra Leonean pioneer.

The artwork is in a custom made black frame with anti reflective gallery quality glass.

Ballpoint and coloured pens on paper.
30X42cm

Materials used:

ballpoint pen and coloured pens on paper

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#portrait #figurative art 
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Mammy Yoko (2022)
Ink drawing
by Habib Hajallie

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Mammy Yoko (1849–1906), or Madam Yoko was a pioneering figure of Sierra Leonean history. She was the leader of the Mende tribe and vastly expanded the Mende kingdom, as she grew to become an individual of considerable influence within the nation. In the late 19th century Mammy Yoko became a significant political figure. She formed diplomatic relations with the British, which strengthened her reign as a chief; but tragically would later lead to her downfall, as her allegiance with the British would be the reason her people ultimately rebelled against her. Mammy Yoko may be remembered as a charismatic intellectual who empowered herself by going against strict traditional West African gender roles and thus become a great leader and an important Sierra Leonean pioneer.

The artwork is in a custom made black frame with anti reflective gallery quality glass.

Ballpoint and coloured pens on paper.
30X42cm

Materials used:

ballpoint pen and coloured pens on paper

Tags:
#portrait #figurative art 
Featured by our Editors:
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My practice looks to empower often marginalised minorities through the exploration of identity within portraiture. Confronting socio-political issues within my drawings can act as a catalyst for a discourse regarding... Read more

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