4 minutes read April 14, 2014 The last space of cultural dynamism in Luanda’s baixa is no more Thirty years ago Joni Mitchell sang: “They paved paradise/ And put up a parking lot/ With a pink hotel, a boutique/ And a swinging hot spot. /Don’t it always seem….. Read More 6 minutes read September 24, 2013 Smells like Brazil For the past week I’ve perused a steady stream of facebook posts about Movimento Revolucionário’s peaceful protest planned for Thursday September 19, 2013. A week prior to the planned ‘manif’ (Angolan….. Read More 18 minutes read September 17, 2013 A Conversation with the curators of the Angolan Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale Beyond Entropy works around the concept of energy for producing new forms of spatial practice. It is directed by Stefano Rabolli Pansera, an Italian architect based in London. The Africa….. Read More 6 minutes read June 20, 2013 Luanda Can Cook I have always been into food and restaurants. I blame my parents. My mother is an excellent cook – my uncles swear that her home cooking is “better than restaurant….. Read More 2 minutes read April 22, 2013 My Favorite Photographs N°16: Rui Sérgio Afonso Born in Huambo but raised in Luanda, Rui Sérgio Afonso is one of my favorite Angolan photographers. The man is prolific on Instagram. After working for Angola’s biggest communications and….. Read More 5 minutes read March 18, 2013 Angola: One Party, One Voice Angola is a country that has been ruled by the same party, the MPLA, since independence in 1975. The party has effectively transformed itself from a socialist bloc into a….. Read More 4 minutes read March 18, 2013 My Favorite Photographs N°15: Indira Mateta Indira Mateta is a young Angolan photographer who is taking her first steps in professional photography, transforming her hobby into a promising career. In 2008 she won the BESA Award….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.