Art & Life

Sat,18Aug2018

Art & Life

Books, Poetry and politics: Somaliland

 

All rights reservedHargeysa’s book fair strives to nurture Somaliland’s intellectual heritage amid threats to freedom of speech

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Behind the scenes: DJ Cyrius Black

 
 

All rights reservedWhen he’s not rocking Douala’s nightspots,  DJ Cyrius Black, a young Cameroonian, goes planetary with  his eclectic podcasts, videos and radio show

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Behind the scenes: Ayòbámi Adébáyò

 

Tomiwa-AjayiThe Nigerian author, Ayòbámi Adébáyò,  burst onto the literary scene with Stay With Me, which has been shortlisted for a slew of prizes and translated into 13 languages

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Foods of Wakanda

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Inspired by Black Panther, food writer and blogger Ozoz Sokoh lets her imagination run riot in the Wakandan kitchen

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Art & Life: Nigeria - on the road - suffering and smiling

Sven Torfinn/Panos-REAIn Nigeria, road trips are uncomfortable but also reveal the country’s vast lands, and its soul
 

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Black Panther | Beyond the hype

Photo #1: Kenyan artist Jacque Njeri imagines the Maasai in space in her ‘MaaSci’ series of digital collages Credits: Jacque Njeri
The Marvel comics juggernaut is a planetary success, and has been praised for breaking the stereotypes of blackness on cinema screens. What will it do for African filmmakers heroically telling their own stories about the continent?

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Literature: Powering the word

 

Festival FIM DO CAMINHOIn Mozambique poets, authors, journalists and activists are pushing to develop a new generation of Lusophone writing

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