I've been beat.
Lost and started from the bottom countless times.
Fought constant battles.
The ones at the bottom are my people, I'll always have time for you.
None of you are alone.
We are brothers.
We are fragments.
"Masks on the Edge of Humor" from African Renaissances at SAM
Each year during the yam harvest, the Afikpo people perform satirical masked theatre that "invades towns and creates serious and playful chaos." As it states in the museum description of the assembly of masked characters, "Humor keeps everyone laughing but those who are criticized are obliged to listen without retaliation. The performances are a way to air grievances and act as an authority equalizer." #satire#afikpo#humor#masked