Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Art. OF COLOUR is an experimental essay about color, hybridity, and art-making. It is a memoir of Agyemaa Agard's coming to North America and encountering binaries of black and white within global anti-blackness. It is a manifesto for an experience of color that embraces change: the prismatic, the perverse, and that which is wholly beyond categorization.
Katherine Agyemaa Agard is the eldest daughter of a zoologist and a botanist. At 18, she won, and declined, an Open National Scholarship in the Natural Sciences from the government of Trinidad & Tobago. Her interdisciplinary work is rooted in painting, performance, and writing. She holds a AB in Visual and Environmental Studies and Social Anthropology from Harvard College and an MFA in Writing from UC San Diego. KAA has received fellowships from Kimbilio, Lambda Literary, VONA/Voices, and Callaloo. She lives in San Francisco and is a dual citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA