You might wonder: ‘could these stories be true experiences of the author?
it doesn’t matter.
This collection of short stories, commentaries on existential fear, opinions, and poems by Nigerian-born, Antwerp-based actor, playwright and musician Bode Owa express the desire to dismantle the structural tools keeping Black peoples in penury.
The words in the texts that Bodé Owa has written for Intimate Negrociations are not cloaked in any glamorous gowns, they are bare naked. They release a reality that confronts without aggressive shouting or fierce moralizing.
Bode Owa was born in Lagos, Nigeria but now lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He attended St. Finbarr’s College, Lagos, Jazz studio, Antwerp and Het Hoger Instituut voor dans, Lier, where he later lectured for five years. He has travelled extensively as a freelance actor, dancer and musician.
He wrote and staged the plays, Black Vlaming, Towering Trees, Visible roots, Negrociations...
He is an avid realist.
Author: Bode Owa
Editor: Griet Menschaert
Design: Celine Hurka
Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.5 in.