Magda's discussion about her work reinforced my belief that conversations about art and diaspora need to be made with artists--not simply writing about them. This is a central premise in Africa in Florida, which begins with the voices of scholars, poets, and artists in conversation. Photo credit: Bryce Womeldurf.
|Chika spoke about the road from University of Nsukka (Nigeria) to University of South Florida (USA), where he received a master's degree in art history before continuing on to complete a Ph.D. His narrative was moving and personal, but it also spoke volumes about how scholars in the diaspora have impacted the study of art and culture. Photo credit: Bryce Womeldurf.|
|Amanda Carlson presenting a copy of Africa in Florida to Celina Okpaleke (Chairwoman, Igbo Women Cultural Group, Tampa) in honor of our friendship and her assistance with Chapter 22 "Igbo Masquerades in the Sunshine State." Photo credit: Bryce Womeldurf. |