THAALU BERNARDO RUMAO

Born in1960 in Angola, Bernardo is the son of a subsistence farmer and hunter-gatherers.  He went to school in Rivungo for 6 years and then moved as a teenager to Savapindu where he received a further 6 years of formal schooling.  As a young man he worked at a timber mill before joining the Portuguese military.  When the new government came into power in Angola, he was part of a team of recruits who moved to Omega in Namibia.  He left the South African 1984 and settled in Tsumkwe with his family.

"I draw so that little children can have a previous life, so they can see where they come from and how they lived."

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