Writings of the general word's body

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Meeting Funmi Adewole

This is poet Funmi Adewole who is based in the UK and is known more as a dancer these days. I photographed her at the Chima Ubani tribute on March 17 @ SOAS. I'd never met her before, only knew her name. And maybe it was the warmth with which Ike Okonta exclaimed, "Funmi!" when he saw her, that alerted me. She moved to the UK in the 90s, and did consider going back to Nigeria some years later. When she visited home, she found that most of the writers she knew in the generation had, in her words, "dispersed" - all over the world. She is trying to get back into writing, which was music to my ears.

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