“The series ‘Malaïka Dotou Sankofa’ is the result of my collaboration with French director of photography Loïc Hoquet. Our winged creature is named after a poem I wrote in 2016. 'Malaïka' means 'angel' in Swahili - 'Malaaka' in the wolof language of Senegal. 'Dotou' means "stay strong, determined" in the Fon language from Benin, where I am from. Sankofa is an Adrinkra symbol from Ghana. It is often pictured as a messenger bird flying with its head turned backwards. Sankofa means 'return and get it' or 'learn from the past'.