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I think it's great.

He's helping AND making his point:

"Africans adopting European names for gifts-that's nothing new. We've been doing that since colonial times. Why do you think I'm called George?"

Hornsleth said approaching subjects was easy.

"They said to me: 'We get a pig? Great,'" he said. "So I explained the exhibition. They said, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, but give me the pig. We're poor."

"We don't care about his idea, the art. We care about the benefits," said David Sendulya Hornsleth, 29. "We can have a hundred new names if each brings us further out of poverty."
Officially changing a name probably seems about as important as officially adopting a religion...
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