A conversation between Nsenga Knight and her sister Nuriddeen Knight about their visit to the khalwa (place of voluntary seclusion) of 9th century female Islamic scholar Sayida Nafisa in Cairo, Egypt.
CAIRO’S CONTEMPORARY IMAGE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS NSENGA KNIGHT’S “X SPEAKS: AN APPEAL TO AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE,” A NEW ITERATION OF KNIGHT’S SOCIAL PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE-BASED WORK DEDICATED TO MALCOLM X’S FINAL SPEECHES
Performative Reading / Social Practice with Nsenga Knight// Sunday, 27 February 2022, 7pm @ Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt In conjunction with «The Light of Distant Stars – On Cairo and Pan Africanism», a library of research materials, gatherings and live events that is currently taking place at CIC, we cordially invite you toContinue reading “X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State”
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:
I’m a Black Muslim female visual artist, so yes, I live a very creative life with lots of art of my own making around me, but you don’t need to be an “Artist” in order to live a creative life; you can always express your creativity by being with art more often. You can deepenContinue reading “Art as an ally for Black Muslim Women”
Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! From Cairo, with love. “My heart is in Cairo” – Malcom X ( el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (ٱلْحَاجّ مَالِك ٱلشَّبَازّ, ) Malcolm X had already visited Egypt 3 times in the 1960’s it is during these visits that he started to meet with officials and gave interviews. In Cairo, he attendedContinue reading “Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt 1964”