Ten years on from South Africa’s first democratic elections, Hedley Twidle has been researching the definitive biography of Cape Town’s Main Road.
Brooklyn-based curator, Trevor Schoonmaker takes a look at the legacy of the revolutionary Fela Kuti.
The pictures of Moussa Doumbia show an emaciated seventeen-year-old. He has wounds from being struck across his back, big scars. He looks at the camera, exhausted, humiliated.
Africa 05 aims to add a cultural component to the political momentum and focus that will be placed on Africa when the UK takes over the presidency and chairmanship of the European Union and the G8 this year.
Caleb Klaces reviews The Darling, by Russell Banks
Remi Harris watched The Battle for Algiers, accompanied by live music by the Asian Dub Foundation.
The LIP’s Film Editor Sophie Khadr was granted a preview of Moolaadé, directed by Senegaleese film wizard Ousmane Sembene.
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There are many ways in which we humans try to define ourselves, many tools which we use to fashion ourselves an identity; the way in which we dress, the people we befriend, the religious and the political views to which we adhere.
In a cream knit jumper, dark pressed jeans, and a spotless pair of umber boots, Ekow Eshun looks more like Omar Epps’ stunt double than a cultural critic…
Three artists at Modern Art Oxford
Orange Essay Prize Winner Alex Robinson tells us why politicians should listen to more hip-hop
‘This was a city’, writes Matthew Collin, ‘which had almost lost its heart, and was fast losing its mind.’
At times this is an uneasy book to read. Arundhati’s opinions are dazzlingly forthright, exposing facts about the balance of power in our world that we daily choose to ignore.
“‘This skin is my Star of David’”. A Review of Kenny Glanaan’s film ‘Yasmin’
Two British-made films screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival this summer sought to explore what causes young, secular Muslims to re-examine their faith. Designed to provoke, both films attempt to highlight the context in which young people embrace religion from moderate beginnings.