Je gbasa akwa na-anwu (2017-18)
yarn, rope, clothes pegs
Je gbasa akwa na-anwu, Igbo for 'go and dry the clothes in the sun.'
This crochet graphgan is based on photographs that were taken on a trip to Southern Nigeria in 2017. A bitter sweet event that ignited nostalgia for growing up in Nigeria, whilst simultaneously grieving over the burial of Cookey-Gam's grandmother.
'I remember the shared experience of hand washing clothes with my grandmama when I was a child - and the piercing heat from the sun that would dry them almost instantly. My mother remembers her mother telling her to "je gbasa akwa na-anwu."'

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