Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie and Taiye Selasi feature in a new series that speaks about Black identity by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an art museum north of Copenhagen, Denmark that produce weekly videos on art, literature, music, design and architecture. Their Vimeo channel describes themselves as having, “videos on the arts, featuring the artists.”
In their latest series, Louisiana Museum have gotten some of the leading artists from Africa to discuss how black people are (mis-)represented in today’s society and culture. The writers who feature in this series of videos are Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Chimamanda Adichie and Taiye Selasi. Rounding of the six are artists Wangechi Mutu, Sammy Baloji and American Kerry James Marshall. They were interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg, Kim Skotte, Mathias Ussing Seeberg and Kasper Bech Dyg.
You can see the videos in full below;
- Memories of Who We Are “Memory is what makes us who we are,” says Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections. ‘
- Chimamanda Adichie: The Right to Tell Your Story” – Interview with the Chimamanda Adichie about the power of writing against violence and war.
- Taiye Selasi: I’m a Multi-Local Afropolitan”– Taiye Selasi talks about what it means to be human in a global world, searching for a space to be yourself.