Kwaheri, Nzitu!

L to R: Nzitu, Heidi, Jamile da Silva, Tina Ewokolo, and Sharon Dodua Otoo in Berlin, June 2014

L to R: Nzitu, Heidi, Jamile da Silva, Tina Ewokolo, and Sharon Dodua Otoo in Berlin, June 2014

The FemGeniuses family would like to take a moment to honor the life and work of Nzitu Mawhaka (1973-2014). Born in Arusha and raised in Cologne, Nzitu was a photographer and active member of the Initiative of Black People in Germany. Her work includes assisting theatre photographer Mara Eggert at the Schauspielhaus Hannover and acting as a photographer for Superficial – Fragile Terrains in Glass, which showed the latest work of the Finnish designer Anu Penttinen. Nzitu’s most recent position was as a Team Photographer for the “Homestory Deutschland.” Her book Daima: Images of Women of Colour in Germanya collection of selected black and white portraits of Black women, was published in 2013. Nzitu transitioned on August 8 in Berlin.

If you are interested in assisting her family with funeral costs and other expenses, please use the following information:

Phoenix e.V.
Stadtsparkasse Duisburg
IBAN: DE16350500000270007610

BIC (SWIFT): DUISDE33XXX

Reference: Nzitu Mawakha Memorial Fund

4 thoughts on “Kwaheri, Nzitu!

  1. May Nzitu’s soul rest in peace. I think she made an invaluable contribution to empowerement of Afro-Deutsch and people with African heritage everywhere. As a child with a diasporic background I am in paricularly grateful for women like Nzitu who have dedicated their lives to educating, expressing and empowering. Thank you.

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