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Ama Josephine Budge - Writer / Artist / Curator

Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose praxis navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities...

Usually based in London, from February - June 2021, Ama will be based in Upstate New York as the Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism at Bard College.

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Pages of Hackney: in conversation with Rivers Solomon - 7.5.2021

In conversation with the absolutely amazing Rivers Solomon, to celebrate the arrival of faer hugely anticipated third novel, SORROWLAND: 'Vern, a Black woman with albinism, is hunted after escaping a religious compound, then she discovers that her body is changing and that she is developing extra-sensory powers. Alone in the woods, she gives birth to twins and raises them away from the influence of the outside world. But something is wrong – not with them, but with her own body. It’s itching, it’s stronger, it’s… not normal.'

Rivers Solomon is an anarchist, a dyke, a she-beast, an exile, a shiv, a wreck, and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Fae write about life in the margins, where they are much at home.

Watch the Instagram live conversation here.

 

 

Recent Publications

“Ama is exactly the kind of young writer we need, innovative, daring, fantastical and delicious, the UK’s N.K Jemisin meets Tomi Adeyemi.” 

- Tosin Coker, The Mouth of Babes

Ama Josephine Budge's A Shoal of Lovers Leads me Home is aheady, hopeful sensorium" 

- Michael Matheson, Anathema: Spec from the Margins

A Shoal of Lovers Leads Me Home

Black Discourse

February 2021

Leap

Platform London

January 2021

 

No Home Left Behind

Architectural Review

October 2020

Speculative Fabulations: Beneath Yaba's Garden

Feminist Review: Archives

July 2020

Ama Josephine Budge in conversation with Angela Chan (in) Science Fiction

Whitechapel Gallery and MIT PressDocuments of Contemporary Art

2020