Weathering the storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the crisis in the Nigerian postcolony

Lecznar, Matthew (2018) Weathering the storm: Ben Enwonwu’s Biafrascapes and the crisis in the Nigerian postcolony. Tate Papers, 30. ISSN 1753-9854

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Abstract

This article appraises Ben Enwonwu’s contribution to postcolonial modernism in Nigeria. To do so, it analyses his artistic responses to the political crisis that resulted in the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967–70). The article argues that Enwonwu’s varied Biafrascapes, expressed as portraits, landscape paintings and mythopoetic imagery, reflect his struggle to ethically convey the conflict’s complex realities and legacies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT History of Africa
N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND0049 History
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Depositing User: Matthew Lecznar
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 11:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79781

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