Nontsikelelo Mutiti “How Can We Be a Part of Making 'WHAT’S NOW?'”

About this episode

SEASON 5 PREMIERE! Designer, artist, and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti kicks off a brand new season by sitting down with Rich to talk growing up in Zimbabwe, how being accepted to Yale brought her to America, and how her design work focuses on the nuanced differences between black cultures. They also touch on her work concerning erasure of culture, and how that lead to Reading Zimbabwe, a digital archive of Zimbabwean literature. Also, they talk about the process of de-colonizing, and the pros and cons of the language we use (i.e. are we doing the most?)

About the show

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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