Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?

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Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? © Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on behalf of her Krannert Art Museum, 2016.
Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? © Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on behalf of her Krannert Art Museum, 2016.

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Zina Saro Wiwa, Kuru's Children, 2014. Still from digital video, color, sound. 7 min.
Zina Saro Wiwa, Kuru's Children, 2014. Still from digital video, color, sound. 7 min.

Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? is the first publication on the work of Zina Saro-Wiwa, a British-Nigerian video artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Occupying the space between documentary and performance, Saro-Wiwa's videos, photographs, and sound produced in the Niger Delta region of southeastern Nigeria from 2013-2015 explore folklore, masquerade traditions, religious practices, food, and Nigerian popular aesthetics. 

This 120-page hardcover includes 61 color illustrations, a guest foreword by Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa; essays by Stephanie LeMenager, Amy L. Powell, and Taiye Selasi; an interview with the artist by Chika Okeke-Agulu; and recipes created by the artist.

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