I share why the Timbuktu manuscripts and the writings of African Muslims who were enslaved in America – like Omar Said and Ibrahim Sori are important to my artistic practice, and why they are an important opportunity for all of us to learn more about ourselves (especially Black people and Muslims) from those who came before us.
Starting from inspiration, I’m creating my new Fitra series which is inspired by The Book of Sufi Healing. Here’s a recap of Day 1 of my virtual Open Studios.
Happy Black History Month!!! If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I’ve been sharing a lot about how art connects us to ourselves, our communities and others. This connection includes Black history. Every one of us connects to Black History Month differently, but I think it’s important that we all take the opportunityContinue reading “Connecting to Black History through Art: X Speaks in Cairo”
Knowing who we are as Black Muslim women includes understanding our history and where we come from:
My Last Rite series (pictured above) reflects on Malcom X’s janaza (Islamic funeral rituals). During a a very scary time in the Black community – for Black Muslims who followed Malcom X especially, key people in the Black Muslim community stepped up to lead this important Islamic ritual and courageous Black Christian leaders offered theirContinue reading “Three artworks available from the Last Rite series”
Nsenga Knight interviewing Alberta at Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah in Brooklyn for As the Veil Turns, 2007, Black and White 35mm photography/ Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 20 inches