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Culture Diaries; Taiye Idahor presents Hairvolution

 

This project began through a simple but important question that I have been confronted with since I was a child, Is this your hair? This question is asked because my hair is black and wavy.
This perennial question has elicited a journey of self discovery of which the point of departure is a focus on my family history. It started with a series of meetings and conversations with my father and mother asking questions about Ayie, my paternal grandmother whose identity has remained elusive and from whom my hair characteristics seem to have originated.
As I reflect daily on the importance of my parent’s memories, its fragility becomes increasingly more apparent. A change of location or death is no longer a criteria for a disappearing history as is the case with Ayie
Saturday 8 November 2014
3pm
Whitespace Gallery
58 Raymond Njoku street off Awolowo way Ikoyi Lagos
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