Category Archives: Art

Black History Month: Helen Oyeyemi

Black History Month: Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi is the black British author of The Icarus Girl, a critically acclaimed novel she wrote as a teenager studying for her A levels. She is without doubt a young black British talent of note. The Icarus ...
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Comic Republic Female Superheroes Kick Ass!

Comic Republic Female Superheroes Kick Ass!
Meet Ireti, one of the first wave of Nigerian kickass female comic book heroes fighting to bring justice to the streets of Nigeria. By daytime she is Bidemi Ogunde who lives in the Yoruba Kingdom. By night Bidemi turns ...
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Film Africa 2015 is Here!

Film Africa 2015 is Here!
As Black History Month ends, Film Africa begins, extending our enjoyment of African culture into November. Back for its fifth consecutive year, the festival brings the best of African cinema, from the continent and ...
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African Music: Baloji (Congo)

African Music: Baloji (Congo)
Baloji – poet, composer-lyricist/beatmaker, scriptwriter, actor and performer, video artist and stylist. A creative African bomb. Baloji is the Congo’s answer to Prince. He walks, talks, breathes – no ...
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African Voices: Benjamin Kwakye

African Voices: Benjamin Kwakye
Benjamin Kwakye is a voice to be heard. The Ghanaian novelist has written four works of fiction and countless short stories. His first novel, The Clothes of Nakedness, won the 1999 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, ...
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African Voices: NoViolet Bulawayo

African Voices: NoViolet Bulawayo
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013, We Need New Names is a coming-of-age debut by NoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe. It is beautifully narrated by 10-year-old Darling and for this reason alone, it is on the ...
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African Art: A Night In Namibia

African Art: A Night In Namibia
We had to share this stunning photo with you. Entitled, ‘A night at Deadvlei, in Namibia’, the exquisite African art was captured by photographer Beth McCarley and her exceptional talent scooped her first ...
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