Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Wangechi Mutu and Poetry by Sokari Ekine

Female Sexual Organs by Wangechi Mutu.

Black Is My Colour by Sokari Ekine

I am the black soul
I am the white heart
I am hungry and I am tired
I am the mother that laughs
I am the woman that walks
In the silence of mind
I am the child that dreams
I am the sister of those who
Live in my thoughts not of my blood
I am the pain of my blood that flows mixed
In black and white


Here is a perfect union of artist and writer. The theme of personal identity and cultural schizophrenia. Artists that are "looking both ways". Artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Godfried Donkor, Chris Ofili and Ingrid Mwangi plus others.

Kora Dancers by Wangechi Mutu


sokari said...

Aww - THANK YOU so much for this - I saw my name and was so surprised I thought I was on the wrong site:)

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