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The first full monograph on the work of UK-based painter Lubaina Himid (born 1954) reproduces her paintings and collects her writings from the 1990s to the present. Born in the British protectorate of Zanzibar (now Tanzania), Himid makes colorful, decorative paintings, as well as sculptures and ceramics, generally themed around African experience and the global history of the African diaspora, and often referencing the aesthetics of African textiles.

Himid's career has been a singularly distinguished one: she has spent most of her life in Britain and first became known in the early 1980s as a curator and artist in collaboration with the BLK Art Group, the British Afro-Carribean artists’ group influenced by the United States’ Black Arts Movement. In 2017 Himid became the first black woman to win the Turner Prize.

This superbly produced and important publication is thoroughly illustrated with 280 color images from throughout her career and documentation of more recent exhibitions and projects.