Kosisochukwu Nnebe: Coloured Conversations | Graphite Publications

“When I was constantly celebrating a history or ancestry that is not mine I thought ‘how am I ever going to be proud of my roots when I know nothing about it, when there is nobody telling me the beauty or achievements of my own people?’ I realized I had to teach myself”. It wasn’t until she had extensively read up on the likes of Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King Jr that Kosi essentially rediscovered the beauty in her heritage and realized her potential as an artist. Through her art she challenges the status quo, portraying black beauty as wonderfully delicate, graceful, and powerful.

via Kosisochukwu Nnebe: Coloured Conversations | Graphite Publications.