African Renaissance Monument, Senegal

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President
Abdoulaye Wade didn’t win any popularity votes when he funneled millions into
the construction of a monument to the African Renaissance. A waste of money
wasn’t the only reaction to this 160-foot bronze colossus unveiled in April 2010. It depicts a stylized
muscular man with a baby in his arms, emerging from a volcano and pulling along
a half-naked woman—and has been criticized for both skimpy clothing and sexism.

World's Most Controversial Monuments

African Renaissance Monument, Senegal

President
Abdoulaye Wade didn’t win any popularity votes when he funneled millions into
the construction of a monument to the African Renaissance. A waste of money
wasn’t the only reaction to this 160-foot bronze colossus unveiled in April 2010. It depicts a stylized
muscular man with a baby in his arms, emerging from a volcano and pulling along
a half-naked woman—and has been criticized for both skimpy clothing and sexism.

Jeff Attaway [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/attawayjl/5557101948/

World's Most Controversial Monuments

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