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Dying At 21 And The Moment That Never Came

When I played make-believe as aSudanesechild growing up in the US, the characters in my imagination were always white. I had little...

Lifting Up Local Voices

Finbarr O'Reilly is a photographer based in London whose work was recently recognized by the prestigiousCarmignac Photojournalism Award. O'Reilly had spent many...

The Exhilarating Songs Of Street Protests

Lagos. 14 October 2020. The atmosphere is electrifying. On a regular day, Lekki toll gate in Lagos wears a different cloak; vehicles...

Is Hollywood Ready To Stop Stereotyping Africa?

Released in 1988, Coming to America was a brash romantic comedy; a box-office juggernaut for Hollywood comic actor Eddie Murphy. But, despite...

The Black Photographers Who Paved The Way For The World We Live In Now

Over the last century, as photography as a medium grew in popularity and decreased in price, people from every walk of life...

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...