Postcards from the Diaspora

Facilitated by Aurella Yussuf

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    Produced by young Somali people with Sabjit Natt and Hafsa Yusuf for the Numbi archive: Coming Here, Being Here

Past Event

This event was on Thu 20 Feb, 6:30pm


Objects, memories and meanings

A discussion on our sometimes complicated relationship to culture and memory, using Alice Walker’s 1973 short story ‘Everyday Use’. Working in small groups, participants are invited to consider the changing nature of how we use and value everyday objects, and to reflect on their own experiences. Copies of Walker’s text are provided and participants are welcome to bring an object that is meaningful to them.

This event is free, booking is required.

Please email to book.

Whitechapel Gallery x NUMBI: Postcards from the Diaspora

A series of readings and workshops curated with Kinsi Abdulleh, artist and co-director of NUMBI, a Somali-originated African-centred arts and heritage organisation. Sessions are led by black womxn and gender non-conforming artists, writers and thinkers engaging with language, decolonisation, intersectionality and diasporic thinking.

People of all genders, sexualities, religions and ethnicity are welcome. Tea and soft drinks will be served.

Texts are provided in advance, with large-print versions available. A sound recording of each text is available upon request. If you have questions about access and inclusivity during these events, contact Siobhan, Curator: Community Programmes on

About Aurella Yussuf

Aurella Yussuf is a writer, curator and art historian specialising in Africa and the African Diaspora. She is a founding member of interdisciplinary research collective Thick/er Black Lines.

In partnership with Numbi