A Daughter's Prayer
Our mother
Which art
Give us this day our daily bread
Unbind us from to the shackles of the father's priests
Untangle us from the curse of trading our happiness for our brothers' own
Save us from the protection steeped in ownership
Of our bodies,
Our dreams,
Our desires.
Free us.
Free us from the weight
of unrealistic expectations
of the shame that seems abundant for us
Give us fancy.
So we may
So we may live.

In one of my languages Ateso, this means grandmother - mother. A nod to mitochondrial DNA and thread that binds us through our mothers.
The above works have been conceived during Pamela Enyonu’s artists’ residency in Venice, at AKKA Project Venice. They have been exhibited for the first time at AKKA Project gallery in Venice, and then at AKAA - Also Known As Africa - Fair in Paris, in October 2022.