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Postponed — Nana Oforiatta Ayim Presents The God Child

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Wednesday, 7:00 pm April 1, 2020

This event has been postponed. We will update this page when a new date is set. If you have any questions, please email us at info@centerforfiction.org.

Polymath, writer, art historian, and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim, visiting NYC as a MoMA Curatorial Leadership Fellow, talks about her stunning debut novel, in which a Ghanaian girl struggles to understand the lasting effects of the colonial past on herself, her parents, and her country.

Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

This event is part of our Crossing Genre series: Chord progression becomes the first chapter. An abstract painting transforms into a ballet. The most innovative stories have unexpected origins. In this fascinating interdisciplinary series, musical composers, writers, and visual artists reveal the inspirations behind their work.

The God Child

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  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim at The Center for Fiction-Naah

    Nana Oforiatta Ayim

    Photo by Naafia Naah

    Nana Oforiatta Ayim

    Photo by Naafia Naah

    Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a writer, art historian, and filmmaker whose work has appeared at the New Museum, the Tate Modern, and elsewhere. As the founder of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge, she pioneered a pan-African Cultural Encyclopedia. Recently appointed a TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, she is also the recipient of an Art + Technology Award from LACMA and the inaugural Soros Arts Fellowship. The God Child is her first novel. She lives in Accra.

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    Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

    http://www.mocada.org/

    Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

    http://www.mocada.org/

    The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual and performing arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.