Nsenga Knight was born in 1981 in East Flatbush. While she was growing up, her family attended mosques in nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant, including Masjid At-Taqwa and Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah. As an adult, Knight became active in New York’s fine arts community, creating exhibitions and performances that explore various facets of her identity as a Black and Muslim woman in the United States. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s in fine arts from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Knight moved to Egypt in 2017. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Nsenga Knight discusses the role of martial arts in her Muslim community.
Nsenga Knight remembers when her community celebrated Eid in Prospect Park.
Portrait of Nsenga Knight at BRIC.
Photo by Joey O’Loughlin