Weathering the Storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the Crisis in the Nigerian Postcolony - Tate Research Repository
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Weathering the Storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the Crisis in the Nigerian Postcolony

2018

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This article appraises Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu’s contribution to postcolonial modernism in Nigeria through an analysis of his artistic responses to the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967–70). It argues that Enwonwu’s varied ‘Biafrascapes’, which include portraits, landscapes and paintings featuring mythopoetic imagery, reflect his struggle to ethically convey the conflict’s complex realities and legacies.

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