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  • A Tree for the Birds


    Vernon RL Head offers a novel of profound beauty. Set in the heart of Africa, this powerful story at the edge of damnation bends a reflection of all of us through the eyes of a birdwatcher who sees wings fly like escaping leaves on streams of eternal water and air for all.

  • Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam


    This catalogue was published as the companion publication to the exhibition ‘Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam’. The exhibition tour is sponsored by the Mondriaan Stichting.

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    Afropolis: City/Media/Art


    The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective. This is the first time the book is available in English.

  • IAM: Intense Art Magazine: dédié au Sénégal (#02 2016)

    Dedicated to art, women and Africa

  • A New Generation of African Writers


    This examination of the extraordinary work which has recently appeared is therefore very timely. Migration is a central theme of much African fiction written in English. Here, Brenda Cooper tracks the journeys undertaken by a new generation of African writers, their protagonists and the solid objects that populate their fiction, to depict the material realities of their multiple worlds and languages. The book explores the uses to which the English language is put in order to understand these worlds. It demonstrates how these writers have contested the dominance of colonising metaphors. The writers’ challenge is to find an English that can effectively express their many lives, languages and identities.

  • Africa Reimagined – Reclaiming A Sense Of Abundance And Prosperity


    Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self-concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity.

  • Ananias Leki Dago


    Volume 6 of the Contact Zones Series is presenting the work of photographer Ananias Leki Dago. Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he is one of the most prominent photographers of contemporary African art. Travelling has become an essential source of his work: the Caribbean, the Middle East and also various parts of Europe and Africa….

  • Arts and Crafts of Morocco


    Superbly illustrated with more than 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, this book beautifully demonstrates the dazzling strengths of Morocco’s crafts – a centuries-long tradition which intermingles influences from both Black Africa and Islam, and from the spectacular cultural alliance of the Moors and the Spaniards.

  • Ato Malinda – Contact Zones #4


    800×600 Volume 4 is dedicated to the work of Ato Malinda who lives and works in Nairobi. Malinda has created a significant corpus of work which stands almost alone in the art world of East Africa. She is a performance artist, also working with the media of video, photography, installation and painting. Her work is…

  • Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa


    The third volume in the series dedicated to the international collection of the Fondazione Casa di Risparmio de Modena, Breaking News gathers over 120 works, comprising photographs, videos and installations, from Africa and the Middle East.

  • Cyril’s Choices: Lessons from 25 Years of Freedom in South Africa


    President Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela’s preferred successor, faces new problems and new choices since he won his own electoral mandate in May 2019. In the next five years, South Africa will be changed radically by the climate crisis, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, economic stagnation and political unrest among some of its southern African neighbours, and the rising African influence of Russia and China while the West is distracted by the insurgent populism of US President Donald Trump and Brexit.

  • Darwin’s Hunch – Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins


    The book follows the colonial practice in Europe, the US and South Africa of collecting human skeletons and cataloguing them into racial types, in the hope that they would provide clues to human evolution. Kuljian sheds light on how, during apartheid, the concept of racial classification mirrored the way in which many scientists thought about race and human evolution. In more recent years, the field has been shaped by a more open and diverse approach, and more women and African scientists are entering the field. Research continues and new information is gathered all the time. Darwin’s Hunch also examines current developments in the search for human origins, and uncovers stories that shed new light on the past.

  • Ditema: Some Decorated Sotho Buildings

    The Sotho tradition of decorating the outside of their houses with painted and engraved patterns and pebbles set into plaster is fast disappearing. Less well-known than the Ndebele mural art, it is a particularly beautiful form of vernacular architectural decoration. Some examples of this traditional art form are featured here, as well as a number of examples of later Sotho mural art

  • Hot Afro: Interiors from Southern Africa


    Hot Afro reveals the habits of some of South Africa’s most creative individuals through full-colour photographs.

  • Mbongeni Buthelezi – Imizwa Yami (My Feelings)


    Essay by Ralf Seippel: Melting Art in the Melting Pot

  • Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art


    Born in Cotonou, Benin in 1961, Meschac Gaba moved to the Netherlands in 1996 to take up a residency at the Rijksakademie. It was there that he conceived Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002, an ambitious work, that took him five years to complete and that cemented his reputation as one of the most important artists working today.