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Njideka Akunyili’s collages address the tension between her love for Nigeria, her country of birth, and her feelings of appreciation for Western culture. Her work also highlights her experience growing up in Nigeria, living in the States and being married to an America. In a discussion about the exhibition, Akunyili refers her work to Professor Homi Bhabha’s theory of hybridity and the ‘third space,’ in which cultures come together to create a new hybrid social space.

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