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The Art Dealer, The £10m Benin Bronze And The Holocaust

Countless historic artefacts were looted from around the world during the colonial era and taken to Europe but there is now a...

Art In The Age Of Anxieties

What is the role of the artist in the age of the Corona virus? What does the artist see, feel, hear, taste...

Symbol And Word In The Creation Of West Africa’s States

In 2012 an uprising in northern Mali led to the occupation of the ancient city of Timbuktu by Islamist forces, in the...

Nigerian 10 Naira Note And The Inspired Oscar Film

In 2019, Nigeria’s selection for the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars,Lionheart, was disqualified mid-campaign because it was made predominantly...

How Egypt Silences Popular And Dissident Music

For Faris Hemida, a well-known singer of Egypt’s wildly popular musical style known asmahraganat(‘festivals’ in Arabic), 16 February 2020 did not go...

Kinshasa’s New Generation Of Artists Are Seeking Recognition And Support

“Art is dead, if the expats leave the country tomorrow,” says Junior Moka, a professional photographer, before sitting down resignedly. His comment...

The Grandmasters Of Guinean Pop

El HadjSidiki Diabatéfound himself facing a daunting task in the winter of 1958. Sékou Touré, leader and hero of the newly formed...

How To Curate A Pandemic

The pandemic has devastated the culture sector as brutally as every other aspect of society.Covid-19 is hitting museums and galleries in the...

Jerry Rawlings: How I Pioneered Heritage Tourism In Ghana

In the 1980s, Flight LieutenantJerry John Rawlingslaunched heritage tourism as a means to economic development in Ghana. Under his initiative, Ghana’s forts...

Aliens In Lagos: Sci-Fi Novel Lagoon Offers A Bold New Future

In his satirical essayHow to Write About Africa, the late Kenyan writer and journalistBinyavanga Wainainaadvocated for a rethinking of clichéd and stereotypical...