Art Liberation: A Conversation with Maya James

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 @ AANM


Current AANM artist resident Maya James, author and illustrator of upcoming graphic novel LUKUMI (Maamoul Press, 2020), speaks on art as business and retaining truth and identity within that, resilience, black power and feminism in this conversation on art for the next generation, intersectionality and the marginalized art community in Michigan and abroad. Join us for an interactive discussion on the next steps for art liberation, and engage with James about her upcoming book. 

LUKUMI: A Story for My Father by Maya James is a graphic novel that follows the relationships between black women, their environment, their history, their ancestry, and Afro-Atlantic faith. It follows the relationship between Aida and Clarisse, two best friends of different backgrounds who lose each other before a tragedy which changes Aida's life forever. A book for black women, by a black woman. 

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