Category Archives: Art

Our Favourite Poets: Safia Elhillo

Our Favourite Poets: Safia Elhillo
Safia Elhillo is one of our favourite poets. A first generation Sudanese-American poet, she was born in Maryland, Washington D.C. but has lived in Egypt, England, and Switzerland (her father worked for the U.N). Safia ...
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Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire

Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire
Warsan Shire is a ‘Kenyan-born Somali’ writer, editor and educator based in London. She is also one of our favourite poets because we recognise ourselves in her beautiful words. Warsan has been published in ...
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Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri

Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri
Ben Okri is a Nigerian author best known for his inspiring, soul-musical of a book, ” The Famished Road”.  This weekend, Ben will be talking with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey in front of an ...
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African Artists: Kudzanai Chiurai (ZA)

African Artists: Kudzanai Chiurai (ZA)
Kudzanai Chiurai is a fearless artist using his talent to speak up for the politically muted, for his country and people. One of the ‘Born Free’ generation of Zimbabwean artists, Kudzanai was exiled from ...
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African Artists: Tracey Rose (SA)

African Artists: Tracey Rose (SA)
Tracey Rose is one of the contemporary artists of note on the African art scene which is characterised by a wide variety of multi-talented artists who use their art to not only interpret and portray modern Africa and ...
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AFRICA WRITES 2015: What’s On!

AFRICA WRITES 2015: What’s On!
Since 2012, the Royal Africa Society has brought the very best of African literature to the British Library for the annual Africa Writes Festival and the 2015 event is gearing up to be even better than previous years. ...
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“Neighborhoods” – A Glimpse Of Life

“Neighborhoods” – A Glimpse Of Life
Neighbourhoods are us. The very essence of society, connecting people by location and daily routine. But what if you’re an outsider and have joined a community quite different from anything you’ve known ...
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Nike Okundaye, An Inspirational Artist

Nike Okundaye, An Inspirational Artist
Inspiration to achieve often comes from the need to survive but sometimes, for some, like Nike Okundaye, it is simply passed down through generations and comes as naturally as the sun and the moon, leading to greatness ...
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Nigerian Art Comes To Kensington

Nigerian Art Comes To Kensington
Aabru art, a leading international platform for modern and contemporary west African art, has brought its Transcending Boundaries exhibition to London and it’s on now. The exhibition began on 22 April at the ...
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