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8-minute video interview with Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work focus on themes of “beauty, consumerism, colonialism, race, and gender.” In the film, made for The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, where Mutu’s work is currently on show, she also talks about her creative process.

h/t Binyavanga Wainaina

Further Reading

Long live Ruth First

The great South African writer and activist, Ruth First, was assassinated by a letter bomb sent by the South African Security Police in Maputo, Mozambique on this day, 17 August, in 1982.