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SOUMA: A Creative for All Things Impermanent

SOUMA: A Creative for All Things Impermanent

15 Sep 21

Amuna Wagner

As a painter, stylist and jewellery maker, Souma does it all and then some. AMAKA Studio sits down with the multifaceted...
“I could look at the picture for hours”: Catherine Mckinley Speaks on Curating African Women’s Visual History and Joy

“I could look at the picture for hours”: Catherine Mckinley Speaks on Curating African Women’s Visual History and Joy

16 Sep 21
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Nana Brantuo

 AMAKA speaks with curator and non-fiction writer Catherine McKinley, following the release of her latest book, The African...

Before Them, We: An Exploration of Multi-Generational Legacies Among West African Britons

Before Them, We: An Exploration of Multi-Generational Legacies Among West African Britons

09 Sep 21
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Hannah Uguru

AMAKA Studio talks with Ghanaian-British curator, producer and oral historian Natalie Fiawoo, on the significance of matrilineal...

Aoussou Carnival: Discover the Ancient Roman Neptunalia, with Tunisian Flavour

Aoussou Carnival: Discover the Ancient Roman Neptunalia, with Tunisian Flavour

30 Aug 21
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Tharwa Boulifi

Aoussou Carnival can be traced back to the ancient Roman and Berber cultures that found a home in Tunisia and maintain influence...

Six Black Women Writers Leading Feminist Thought in South Africa

Six Black Women Writers Leading Feminist Thought in South Africa

10 Sep 21
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Rufaro Samanga 

Highlighting six contemporary thinkers in the Black feminist space, we consider how philosophies regarding African women’s...

Exploring the Beauty and Histories of Carnivals Across Africa

Exploring the Beauty and Histories of Carnivals Across Africa

31 Aug 21
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Joseph Yorke-Westcott

A comprehensive roundup and exploration of some of the most exciting and popular carnivals across the continent. 

6 Carnivals Around the World That Should Be on Your Bucket List

6 Carnivals Around the World That Should Be on Your Bucket List

23 Aug 21

Hazel Kimani

Exploring the origins and evolutions of famous carnivals across Africa and the diaspora— from the Caribbean to the UK and...
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