Art & Life

Sat,23Feb2019

Art & Life

Tasting the continent

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This year, hone in on flavours when making your travel plans for a richer cultural experience – whether working your way through traditional dishes, trying the freshest, most local produce or meeting young food innovators.

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Suspense and the sisterhood

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The book that’s got everyone talking, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut crime novel My Sister, the Serial Killer – out in January – is certainly worth all the hype.

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MUSIC | Screen idols

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With fewer album releases than previous years, 2018 has been a lean year for music. Instead, sizzling music videos to singles on the Nigerian scene, like Davido’s Assurance, featuring his current lover Chioma, and Wizkid’s Fever with Tiwa Savage as the leading lady, set social media alight.

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New wave breaking in African cinema

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The festival calendar ended with another superb edition of Film Africa London, showcasing 40 films from 15 different African countries across various cinemas in London. The programme was packed with lots of new talent, telling current stories in imaginative ways.

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A Star of Black Panther’s Take on Zimbabwe’s Inheritance of Violence

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Danai Gurira’s portrayal of Wakanda’s warrior chief Okoye in Black Panther has helped rewrite how Africans, particularly African women, are portrayed on international screens. The role also rocketed Gurira to household-name status. She has been writing about the continent for decades, and in 2012 she published The Convert, a play which Black Panther co-star Letitia Wright starred in at London’s Young Vic theatre until 26 January 2019; a play which also tackles the power dynamics embedded in Zimbabwe’s colonial past.

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Peju Alatise: “Every time I try to leave, something keeps pulling me back”

Peju Alatise - Credits: EOLA OLAGUNJU

She has given wings to African art and made it fly. After Venice and the FNB Art Prize the Nigerian wunderkind has returned to Lagos to open her own foundation – it was more than she bargained for but, as always, Alatise’s determination saw her throughd

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Reviews: what we loved in 2018

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 Reviews: what we loved in 2018

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