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A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati
4 years ago

A New Take on Globetrotting: Ma’Ati

In ancient Egyptian lore, the goddess Ma’At is a deity presiding over the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities. Inspired by the tale of …
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Summer in Igboland
4 years ago

Summer in Igboland

Born in Nigeria, Ifeanyi Awachie is a photographer who moved to the US when she was at eighteen months old. In 2013, she returned to Nigeria to re-discover …
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7 African designers to add to your wardrobe
4 years ago

7 African designers to add to your wardrobe

African fashion design has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Now in the mainstream, looks created by several African designers have become staples at …
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Celebrating African Poetry
4 years ago

Celebrating African Poetry

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva in 2008, encompasses the Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards and a poetry toolkit, Babishai Poetricks. The awards recognize African …
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Free Events in Nairobi this Month
4 years ago

Free Events in Nairobi this Month

Nairobi holds a vibrant social scene that holds a lot to offer for art enthusiasts and entrepreneurs alike. There are several exhibitions, movie screenings, and networking events that …
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Design Issue
4 years ago

Design Issue

The Design Issue is an ode to African aesthetics, creativity, and innovation. From architecture to animation, art, and fashion, this issue will highlight the talented makers and shapers …
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ALARA’s Fashion Night Out
4 years ago

ALARA’s Fashion Night Out

ALÁRA is a new concept store for Nigeria and Africa – created by Reni Folawiyo and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, fashion, design, cuisine, and culture …
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Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave
5 years ago

Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design, and social practice. Mutiti received a …
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Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile
6 years ago

Witches of Gambaga: Women In Exile

In multiple African countries witchcraft is perceived with a negative connotation. Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic all …
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Exploring Digital Art with Barbara Muriungi
7 years ago

Exploring Digital Art with Barbara Muriungi

 Barbara Muriungi is a Kenyan designer, animator, and photographer whose designs have been featured extensively in the United States and abroad. In addition to her own work (whose …
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