Art as transformation

My blogger friend Jay Sennett set a hard task when he tagged me and some of his other blogger friends to write “works of art that made a difference in your life”. The one piece that comes to mind is…

Suzanne Ouedraogo

Suzanne Ouedraogo is an artist from Burkina Faso who has used her art as a powerful message against the practice of female circumcision in Burkina Faso – Our sacred weapons of pleasure Are being destroyed by the day Rendered useless…

African Performance Seasons

The BBC African Performance Seasons starts on Thursday on the World Service.  The performance includes this year’s winner of the African Playwrite competition, Kenyan John Rugoiyo Gichuki who wrote "Eternal, Forever" a science fiction play set in the year 2410. …

Snap Judgements

Snap Judgements – An exhibition by African Photographers being held in New York Bus Stop, Old Harare, 2001, by Luis Basto Tags: Africa + Photography

Tsotsi

The South African film Tsotsi has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the year.  "Tsotsi n. thug, gangster, hoodlum"Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto — where survival is the primary objective — Tsotsi traces six days…

Lance Tooks’

Introducing  Lance Tooks, an African American  comic artist/graphic artist who works out of New York and Madrid.   The art work is superb and is mixed with poetry, dialogue and short narratives.    Tooks  has just completed his first graphic novel…

Africa Online On TV On Radio

  All Africa TV and Radio – The Africa Channel   via Irene   See also AfricaCast – Global Africa Network – Videos, music , drama online. African Colours – Portfolios of contemporary visual art by African artists with bios and…