Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kenyan Cartoonists Take On Barack Obama

Alyssa Klein in OKAfrica.

Victor Ndula (@ndula_victor)

As Nairobi prepares to welcome Barack Obama for the first time since he took office, a group of Kenyan cartoonists are looking to “take on” the U.S. president. Opening Friday at Nairobi creative space PAWA254, the Obama Cartoon Exhibition looks to trace Kenyan-Obama relations in light of the President’s first visit to his father’s home country since taking office. According to the show’s organizer, Nairobi-based cartoonist Patrick Gathara, the exhibition seeks to track how perceptions of Barack Obama have evolved in Kenya through his work as well as those of Celeste, Gado, GammzMaddo and Ndula.

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