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Those iconic Nigerian hairstyles from the ’60s

Long before Chris Rock wondered what was up with black women’s hair (“Good Hair” 2009), black women in Africa were busy engaging in acts of self-fashioning that married their political…..

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"The creative street vibes of South Africa"

On Saturday,  26 March at the Swedish CinemAfrica Festival the film directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft of Stocktown TV will premiere their ode to new South African hipsters:”Stocktown South…..

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Cape Town Styling

This blog post introduces my man, Brett Davidson, as the latest core conspirator of Africa is a Country. I first met Brett, a journalist, radio producer and media educator, when…..

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The Photography of Liz Johnson-Artur

I love the work of photographer Liz Johnson-Artur. Her shot of a smoke-blowing Linton Kwesi Johnston, is an all-time favorite). You may recognize her photographs in music magazines. But she…..