While contemporary African visual art is on the rise, Tanzania, which is known worldwide for the Tinga Tinga style of paintings, seems to be left behind. Art education in primary and secondary schools is non-existent, and very few artists carry the Tanzanian flag in international arenas. Is fine art dead in Tanzania? If not, where can we find it?
The heads of heroes and heroines of Zimbabwe’s first war of independence – who were brutally decapitated by the colonial regime before being sent to Britain as trophies – are to be repatriated
Okey Ndibe on his inspiring time in Somaliland, a place of great stigma both on and off the continent, as guest at the eighth Hargeysa International Book Festival this year.
The first half of the year served up a motley of books by African writers from across the globe. TIA’s Ladi Opaluwa has put together a list of books to watch out for in the latter half of 2015
It’s been quite interesting to see how creative industries within the continent have surpassed mainstream politics in advancing the ‘newness of Africa’, but on the flipside are also vulnerable to the stranglehold of neocolonial agendas operating through the language of ‘development’, ‘sustainability’, ‘Africa rising’ and all these other vacuous references.
Upcoming Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma has been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, The Fisherman
Sao Tome and Príncipe is the second smallest country in the Organisation of African Unity composed of two inhabited islands, situated near the equator.
Today we are in Cape Verde, an exceptional African country known for its beautiful islands and abundant beaches.
25 year-old Sudanese Ford model Nykhor Paul wrote a scathing rant on her Instagram account about white make-up artists’ ineptitude when it comes to the needs of black models’ skin