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Monday, October 1st, 2012

Nollywood: Nigeria’s Mirror

This past summer on a rainy June afternoon, I spent a few hours interviewing Nigerian poet and critic, Odia Ofeimun. I met him while co-producing a radio documentary about Nollywood (streaming in full here). Odia has been writing about life in Lagos for the last forty years. His observations reflect many of the key tensions

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Summer List: NYC shows and parties

[We'll be taking a break from blogging during August. For many of AIAC's contributors, summer's finally here so you'll find us outside. We asked the collective to tell us what they were up to: which shows, exhibitions,...

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Interview: Baloji

New York is an amazing city, especially from a hip-hop perspective. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can see that hip-hop is part of the culture, not just something that you watch on...