Peju Alatise Category

Thursday 17 July, 2014

Moving Forward: Peju Alatise on Art, Nigeria, and Responsibility #BringBackOurGirls

The story makes the headlines; the people pay attention-they tweet and share and spread the hashtags. Interest wanes, attention’s diverted. The story dies out. But it doesn’t. To the people involved, it doesn’t. On April 15th of this year, Boko Haram, an alleged* terrorist organization in northern Nigeria, kidnapped 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary […]

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Sunday 13 January, 2013

Silent Rebel Peju Alatise | 30 Days Unchained: Day 4

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 4 – 1/13/13 | Inspiration: Peju Alatise Describing the inspiration for her painting, “Orange Scarf-First,” Nigerian artist Peju Alatise tells Live Unchained: “The orange scarf was my experience at the age of 16 [on the prayer grounds]. One of the attendants was going to stop me from entering the prayer […]

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Monday 31 October, 2011

Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom

Of her least satisfying work, Peju Alatise has said: “Nobody will ever see it. I’ll pour white paint on it and start over. So that does not exist.” The paintings, writings and sculptures that did make the cut illustrate ideas of love, femininity and religion. Most importantly, Peju’s art reflects her own lived experiences. When […]