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“Black is Beautiful” proponent Kwame Brathwaite: Photography to restore Black pride
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Lifestyle “Black is Beautiful” proponent Kwame Brathwaite: Photography to restore Black pride

Kwame Brathwaite is a documentary photographer who chronicled the cultural, political and social developments of Harlem and co-founded the African Jazz Art Society and Studios. He staged a series of pageants that featured only black models, which helped popularise the phrase “Black Is Beautiful”. This is also the title of his upcoming book.

Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Arts and Culture Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

While South African struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela received a worthy statue befitting of her legacy, Burkina Faso’s former revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara whose statue was unveiled on the 2nd of March 2019 wasn’t so lucky. #Sankara’s statue recently unveiled has no resemblance to the celebrated Burkinabé leader. Many have asked if the infamous Rasta was involved.

South Africa: Meet Nelson Makamo, whose remarkably striking artwork featured on Time Mag Cover
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Arts and Culture South Africa: Meet Nelson Makamo, whose remarkably striking artwork featured on Time Mag Cover

African artists are making their mark on the global stage with their creative expressions. Meet South African painter Nelson Makamo, from Limpopo whose remarkably striking work has been featured on Time Magazine cover. Makamo has exhibited on the international platform, and his work explores childhood innocence.