Notably, her artwork has generated many discussions based on its portrayal of interracial love. In addressing the role that Nigerian and Western values has played in her art, Njideka says: "I feel dismayed by Nigerians' unquestioningly valuing anything Western as superior however, my awareness of this problem does not exempt me from it—indeed, I question whether this mentality played a part in my falling in love with my husband. My art serves as a vehicle through which I explore my conflicted allegiance to two separate cultures." For more from Njideka, visit njidekaakunyili.com.
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