Afua Ansong

Afua Ansong is a Ghanaian American artist who writes poetry and teaches contemporary and traditional West African dance. A 2015 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes its Own) recipient and a 2017 Callaloo Fellow, she writes about the challenges of the African woman immigrant in the United States, exploring themes of transition, citizenship, and identity. She is currently working on a mixed genre project that explores 60 Adinkra symbols mythicized to have been created by King Gyaman Adinkra of Ivory Coast who was captured by the Asantes of Ghana. Her work can be seen or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, FOLIO, TAB, The Seventh Wave, PUBLIC POOL, Vinyl, Maine Review, joINT, Frontier & elsewhere.

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