4 minutes read November 19, 2012 French-Algerian sculptor Rachid Khimoune exhibits in New York City Rachid Khimoune grew up in a small mining town in Northern France where his Algerian parents had settled. It was there that he saw first hand the end of industrialisation: his….. Read More 4 minutes read November 2, 2012 Kehinde Wiley Goes To Paris Perhaps it is simply through good timing that I am rereading Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark and lingering over one sentence: the subject of the dream is the dreamer…… Read More 3 minutes read October 9, 2012 Interrupting Paris Fashion Week I wasn’t given very much information. Stumbling into the secretive meeting I’d been invited to, an all female brigade greeted me quickly as they pored over a hand drawn map….. Read More 15 minutes read April 24, 2012 Parisian Africa: The artistic intersections of the Métropole Guest Post by Lara N. Dotson-Renta Paris has always been renowned for its culture and support of the arts. Yet, as France has grown into an ever more pluralistic society,….. Read More 4 minutes read April 23, 2012 The other African election: France’s first round What is there to say about that other African election, the one in France? Sunday was the first of two rounds in this presidential contest, which is a lot more….. Read More 3 minutes read April 12, 2012 Bamako-sur-Seine You don’t stand in one place to watch a masquerade, as Chinua Achebe famously said. It moves. You move with it. Same goes for demonstrations. On Saturday a few hundred….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 7, 2012 The World of Congolese artist Pume Bylex In the introduction to The World According to Bylex, Filip De Boeck and Koen Van Synghel describe the Congolese artist Pume Bylex as “not interested in the day-to-day reality of….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.