DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN

An international digital installation

DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN

DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN  is  a transnational digital installation comprising a trilogy of digital films made in (UK, Nigeria & Nevis respectively). DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN rejoins & gives voice to three separated & rendered invisible 18th century African women from one family.  It brings to public attention a little known 18th century African woman Frances (Fumnanya) Coker 1767-1820 in the Uk & her mother Adaeze in Nevis & grandmother Ojiugo in Igboland, stories resurrected  in part from Pinney archives.

Nigerian Writer Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo creates the grandmother’s voice, African British writer Ros Martin creates the daughter’s voice, St Kitts & Nevis writer & film maker, Vida Rawlins creates the mother’s voice. 

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DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN: a trilogy of digital films, raised as a memorial tribute to African ancestors, created & shot in landscapes of Eastern Nigeria, Nevis & Bristol Uk. Bringing archives to life, the separated, 18th century worlds of Igbo woman, Black Polly & Fanny Coker are brought into present day. Thus FANNY COKER 1767-1820, maidservant of the Georgian House Bristol & her matriarchal lineage in voice & presence are rendered visible by 3 African women writers, in Eastern Nigeria, St Kitts & Nevis & Bristol UK, respectively.