AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Basia Lewandowska Cummings

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Fighting somebody else’s war

By Basia Lewandowska Cummings We British are very good at honoring the dead. Last Friday Prime Minister David Cameron, his deputy Nick Clegg et al attended the annual Remembrance Day ceremony; our political elite competed to appear most sombre, respectful. Central London was peppered with war memorials–heavy sculptures in dark metals, the lists of names

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Africa gets new football kits

By Basia Lewandowska Cummings It is (sort of ) a nice project. Puma Creative invited ten artists to design a new football kit that ‘celebrates Africa’s unique visual identity and culture’, with a strip for each of...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The films of Sarah Maldoror

By Basia Lewandowska Cummings* Sarah Maldoror’s film Sambizanga (1972) is a courageous and powerful piece of filmmaking. Beautifully shot in 35mm film, the director masterfully tells the story of a young couple – Maria and Domingos – who...