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Kwani? A Journal's claim to the New Kenya

Kwani? A Journal’s claim to the New Kenya

As the brainchild of Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina, Kwani? Journal boasts a history of provocative writings on identity and the nation of Kenya, changing the image of Kenyan literature worldwide. Kwani? 07…

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

Everyday Africa | When Social Media Is A Game Changer

What happens every 60 seconds in Africa? A minute passes. Perhaps you’ve come across the meme that’s made the Internet rounds since last year.

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Diriye Osman | F is for Fairytales

Diriye Osman is a short story writer and illustrator bringing much needed power, panache and pretty to the genre. His first collection of short stories Fairytales For Lost Children traces the lives of…

A Mobile Message | Kibera’s Youth Spray For Peace

A Mobile Message | Kibera’s Youth Spray For Peace

Guest contribution from Nairobi, Kenya by Joel Lukhovi Kibera, one of Nairobi’s largest slums, and the second largest urban slum continentally, experienced some of the worst violence during Kenya’s post election crisis of…

uriko Takagi | A World Without Mirrors

Yuriko Takagi | A World Without Mirrors

Pleats Please Travel Through Morocco. Photo | Yuriko Takagi Are we not to agree that we find pleasure in the vanities of adornment? The late Diane Vreeland may have wished more so, when…

This Undreamt Descent | Wangechi Mutu Exhibits at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden

This Undreamt Descent | Wangechi Mutu Exhibits at Kunsthalle Baden Baden

With a striking mise-en-scène, This Undreamt Descent, the solo exhibition of mixed media artist Wangechi Mutu at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden could hardly find a title more befitting. Between object, installation and setting…

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Alice Hawkins | From Nairobi With Love

The way a new language might emerge to help shape and form a new reality, so Alice Hawkins frees her subjects from the chains of business as usual. With her Nairobi shoot for…

Wangechi Mutu | The Catatonic Bliss of Violent Incidences

Wangechi Mutu | The Catatonic Bliss of Violent Incidences

Kenyan born and New York based Wangechi Mutu undoubtedly stands as one of today’s most unorthodox and inscrutable mixed media artists. Through intricate collages, she sublimates the female body and its psyche transmuting it into…

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