About the Book
Obeah Man Meets Fairmaid
Text by Ovid S. Abrams, Sr.
Artwork by Keisha Damali Abrams aka Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess
The text in this zine all comes from the book Metegee: The History and Culture of Guyana, published by my father Ovid S. Abrams, Sr. in 1996.
However, the artwork included here is not intended to illustrate the excerpts from my father’s book.
Hearing the history and culture of Guyana from my mother and father throughout my life is a continued inspiration to my work and that is what this zine is intended to illustrate.
Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess embodies Afro-Caribbean watery expressions of the Divine Femme, swimming the depths of the Black radical imagination in order to collage alternate realities in intergalactic spaces under the sea. Damali is a New York City based artist, reiki practitioner, and educator. Damali attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA from New York University. Damali is a member of SEQAA (Southeast Queens Artist Alliance) and was a Creative-In-Residence at Brooklyn Public Library. She is a recipient of the Women's Studio Workshop Right Now! Production Grant and the Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grant. She has been a fellow at Culture Push, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, A.I.R. Gallery, and apexart in Seoul, South Korea. Damali has also been an Artist-in-Residence at RU (Residency Unlimited), Fresh Milk in Barbados, Groundation Grenada & The Center for Book Arts