Ufahamu Africa

Ep. 143: A conversation with fellow Wanjiku Ngugi and artist and historian Wambui Kamiru about art, history, and memory

May 21, 2022 Wambui Kamiru Season 6 Episode 143
Ufahamu Africa
Ep. 143: A conversation with fellow Wanjiku Ngugi and artist and historian Wambui Kamiru about art, history, and memory
Show Notes

In this episode, Wanjiku Ngugi interviews Wambui Kamiru on her journey as an artist and the linkages between some of her work and subjects such as otherhood, cultural expression, womanhood, and the preservation of history. Wambui also highlights the importance of using memory activism to question various perspectives on ethnicity and its impact on social and political determination in Kenya.

Wambui Wamae Kamiru Collymore is an installation artist  and historian based in Nairobi. She has a MSc. in African studies with a focus on violence, history, and memory from the University of Oxford. She creates art around subjects such as decoloniality and identity. Some of these pieces include Harambee 63, Wakariru, Akili ni Nywele, all my venus days, your name betrays you, and their eyes were watching. She is also the founder of The Art Space (Nairobi).

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