The junkman from Africa

junkman from Africa

Born in 1960 in Enugu, Nigeria, as Dil Humphrey-Umezulike, Dilomprizulike is now known as the self-styled 'Junkman From Africa' and for his Junkyward Museum of Awkward Things situated in Lagos. Drawing materials from the piles of used surplus clothes found on the streets of African cities, he fashions installations and performances that look at what he describes as 'the alienated situation of the African in his own society.' Dilom's descriptions of the life of the 'city-Nigerian' echo Frantz Fanon's description in his book Black Skin, White Masks, of black alienation that arises during colonialism and the legacy of the colonial encounter, as well as the more contemporary phenomenon of globalization.

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