Photo courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

The practice of “sitting on a man” was one of the many disruptive durational protest practices used by women in Southeastern Nigeria, it was a traditional exercise of their collective power and it became a vital tool throughout the period of British colonial rule.

In Sitting on a Man’s Head, the space of restoration and restitution is considered. Where the women in Southeastern Nigeria had long-standing kinship and communal bonds, shared languages and shared concerns, Okpokwasili and Born consider making a space for the formation of new bonds of kinship around common questions.

The practice of “sitting on a man” was one of the many disruptive durational protest practices used by women in Southeastern Nigeria, it was a traditional exercise of their collective power and it became a vital tool throughout the period of British colonial rule.

In Sitting on a Man’s Head, the space of restoration and restitution is considered. Where the women in Southeastern Nigeria had long-standing kinship and communal bonds, shared languages and shared concerns, Okpokwasili and Born consider making a space for the formation of new bonds of kinship around common questions.

The practice of “sitting on a man” was one of the many disruptive durational protest practices used by women in Southeastern Nigeria, it was a traditional exercise of their collective power and it became a vital tool throughout the period of British colonial rule.

In Sitting on a Man’s Head, the space of restoration and restitution is considered. Where the women in Southeastern Nigeria had long-standing kinship and communal bonds, shared languages and shared concerns, Okpokwasili and Born consider making a space for the formation of new bonds of kinship around common questions.

WHEN

WHERE

Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
http://www.countercurrentfestival.org/project/sitting-on-a-mans-head/

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