Sudan’s first modern woman painter honoured with Holland’s Principal Prince Claus Award

Sudan’s first modern woman painter honoured with Holland’s Principal Prince Claus Award

- Africa's first modern woman painter, Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, has been named as the 2019 Netherland's Principal Prince Claus Award Laureate

- Regarded as one of the finest painters and feminist icons, she indicated that she feels honoured as she didn't expect it

- Ishaq's painting often stimulates debate as they often depict possessed women dancing to traditional songs

Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, who is over 80 years old, is regarded as one of Africa’s first women modern and finest painters and feminist icons.

YEN.com.gh understands that she has been chosen as the 2019 Netherland's Principal Prince Claus Award Laureate.

According to her, it is a great honour since she did not know about it, making it a surprise to her.

Sudan’s first modern woman painter honoured with Holland’s Principal Prince Claus Award

Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq Source: BBC News Africa
Source: UGC

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Information available shows that Ishaq’s painting depict women who have been possessed by spirits and consequently dance in a peculiar way.

Per a report by BBC News Africa, she adds that her paintings are figuratively abstract and she allows no one to challenge her way of thinking.

Ishaq founded the “Crystallists” which is a group of people who have challenged the traditional ways of doing things in Sudan’s arts scene.

In other news, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, the general overseer of the Action Faith Chapel, has described Ghanaians as small-minded.

According to him, Ghanaians are convinced that it is wrong for someone to be prosperous in life.

He went on to say that in Nigeria, the case is different as its citizens are desirous of seeing their fellow countrymen succeed in life.

The man of God went on to say that he counted over 25 private jets packed in Nigeria as he headed home to Ghana.

The airplanes, he said, did not concern the government, the media or any other group of people in any way.

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