United Nations project for Brazilian Black Awareness day
To honor the Black Consciousness Day, which is celebrated in Brazil on November 20th, the Zumbi of Palmares day, the United Nations created, in 2013, a special project "Encontro das Africas" to raise international awareness against racism. Ananda Nahu was invited to participate to the project along with three other artists, each of them had to select a theme from African history to represent. She chose to work on the theme 'African Empires'.
The artwork is an acrylic painting on canvas, (210 x 160 cm), that represent an imaginary mother of Africa giving birth to a new society full of splendor and wealth, in harmony with nature and rich in traditions and culture.