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Zebedia - the eldest son by Jean  Burke

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Linoprint. I remember Zebedia standing proudly in front of his mud home with cowskin over the doorway, leaning on the stick he used to herd the family’s cattle and goats. He was 12 years old but already shouldering the responsibility of a young man of his tribe in Tanzania. The eldest son is important to the family. Zebedia was bright: he would have done well at school if he’d had the opportunity to go. But as the eldest son, his job was to help his father herd their cattle. When poverty is history all sons, and daughters, will get an education

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africa, cattle, education, history, home, linoprint, poverty, tribe, youth

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  • MiMiDesigns
    MiMiDesignsabout 7 years ago

    Hi Jean
    here is a website you might find interesting:
    http://www.handpulledprints.net

  • Jean  Burke
    Jean Burkeabout 7 years ago

    Thanks. Yes it is. I’ve been looking up your ‘what inspires me’ websites too.

  • gaylehebbard
    gaylehebbardabout 7 years ago

    Lovely work – all of it.

  • Omary S
    Omary Sabout 7 years ago

    This print has been accepted in the Art4 Aid Art and Prize exhibition run by World Vision next month in Canberra. The only other time I had anything in an exhibition was cards in CARA about 20years ago!!! planning to go to the opening.
    OMary also got a painting in this exhibition. Moving Figures

  • Jean  Burke
    Jean Burkeabout 7 years ago

    I wish there was a way to edit comments. I’m trying to be Omary’s websmaster or whatever you call it, and getting confused – I certainly don’t need more identity issues – feeling half African myself is challenging enough!

  • MiMiDesigns
    MiMiDesignsabout 7 years ago

    Well done, Jean! When is the opening?

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