When Lubaina Himid’s theatrical, witty and challenging works of art addressing colonial history and racism won last year’s Turner Prize, she was heralded as the oldest, as well as the first black woman to win the award. Born in Zanzibar, she was brought up in the UK by her mother and aunt. Her work includes The Lancastrian Dinner Service, a reflection on the slave trade. She discusses her “wilderness years” and all that she still hopes to express with Jennifer Higgie, editorial director of frieze magazine, who is adapting her novel Bedlam – based on the life of the artist Richard Dadd – for the screen.
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