Art & Life

Wed,28Jun2017

Art & Life

A day in the life of a Proud protector

Photo©Lee-Ann OlwagePatrolling on foot with the Black Mambas – a mainly female anti-poaching unit – Siphiwe Sithole helps preserve rhinos in South Africa's Balule Nature Reserve.

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Trend hunter: Queens of Kenya's tiny screen

In Kenya a growing number of young women have channelled flaunting it into a business, harnessing Instagram and social media and brokering sponsorship deals for their selfies and short clips giving style, fashion and beauty inspiration.

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Mother of all lootings: the Benin Bronzes

A visitor takes a look some of the African masks which are part of a collection belonging to French collectors Pierre and Claude Verite, Thursday, June 15, 2006 in Paris. The collection, which will be put on sale next week-end in Paris is estimated between 15 and 20 million euros, $19 million to $ 25 million. File Photo©Remy de la Mauviniere/AP/SIPAThe British punitive expedition of 1897 goes down in history as one of the darkest episodes of Britain's imperial past on the continent. It also unwittingly kick-started the european obsession with collecting African art and artefacts that has reached its apogee today.

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Antiquities: The long road home

Potential buyers come face to face with ancestral art at a pre-sale exhibition at Drouot in Paris. Photo©MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFPThe continued contentious trade of Africa's cultural heritage puts Western museums and galleries under fire as African collectors fight back.

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Reviews: Books from not so humble beginnings...

Photo©ReutersImbolo Mbue's debut novel, Behold the Dreamers became the most expensive African fiction manuscript after Random House paid a whopping million dollars for the US rights.

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Art beyond the gallery walls

Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy was a highlight of Lagos Photo in biennale boom year 2015Okwui Enwezor was the name on everyone's lips in 2015 as he became the first African to curate the Venice Biennale.

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Uganda: Student dropout rates increase as gambling surges

Students in both second cycle and tertiary institutions have taken to gambling as sports betting centres in Uganda's capital, Kampala trigger high school dropout rates.

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