Pierre Joris and Habib Tengou edit a book about the multiple beginnings, traditions and genealogies in the literatures of the many languages of the region, and the region’s diasporas.
The theater, built by the military and finished in time for FESTAC in 1977, has always been a site of public disagreement.
The Thai-born artist, Pratchaya Phinthong, mines Zambia’s colonial history to explore how historical narratives are performed through objects.
The merits of restaging ‘Une Saison au Congo,’ Aimé Césaire’s history of the life and death of Patrice Lumumba, in London, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.
An interview with the American-Nigerian-Jamaican artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi.
An interview with Ivorian artist Aboudia. Jean-Michel Basquiat is often cited as an influence in his work, but local experience is a bigger muse.
An interview with Soraya Morayef, who is documenting the graffiti scene in Cairo, Beirut, Libya and Palestine.
What did the Italian photographer, Gabriele Galimberti think he was going to achieve with his photo-series of children with their toys from around the world posing for him?
An interview with Abdellah Karroum is the artistic director of the Biennale Regard Benin 2012, which premise is “Inventing the World: the Artist as Citizen.”
The artist Hassan Hajjaj frames his portraits of ordinary Moroccans with a neat shelf crammed with 7 Up and Coca-Cola cans, symbols of a burgeoning import market and aspiration.
A recent trip to Israel and the new sub-set work he produced there, raises some doubts about Kehinde Wiley’s art practice.