NYU Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2013 - Page 40

Samira Abbassy Visual Art As an immigrant in predominantly white Britain I was forced to ask “Who am I?” “Where am I from?” As an immigrant in predominantly white Britain I was forced to ask “Who am I?” “Where am I from?” I felt burdened by needing to interpret the culture of my parents, without wholly understanding it. My vocation became the knitting together of disparate languages, conventions and myths. I questio