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The Africa Center1 month ago

"I argue very strongly that sophistication and westernization don’t mean the same thing. You can be sophisticated and not be westernized."

— Nigerian advertising executive Feyi Olubodun

In this article, he discusses how international brands can more successfully...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 months ago

Self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine created colorful compositions featuring women, animals, and patterns—but no men. As a teenager, she caught the attention of Picasso and Matisse, shaping the course of art history.

Her work is on view until the end of...

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 months ago

Nigerian creatives have been using social media to promote their work, with epic results.

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 months ago

"Do it. You don’t need permission to break barriers."

— Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Delphine Fawundu, co-founders of Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

Happy International Women's Day!

The Africa Center
The Africa Center2 months ago

Happy Independence Day, Ghana!

These images by master photographer Paul Strand show Ghana in 1963-4, less than 10 years after independence, as a site of dramatic changes, contrasts, and different experiences of modernity.

via National Geographic

The Africa Center
The Africa Center3 months ago

A sweet homecoming tale from Western Darfur.

via Narratively

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Led by Sadam, the youngest member of the trailblazing band @TINARIWEN, @Imarhanband is one of the best emerging Tuareg bands in #Algeria. Catch them for FREE on Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm, at Atrium 360° @LincolnCenter. Co-presented with @WMInyc https://t.co/7p8NdXt0Mt https://t.co/jVEFfKWjAs TheAfricaCenter photo
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Led by Sadam, the youngest member of the trailblazing band @TINARIWEN, @Imarhanband is one of the best emerging Tuareg bands in #Algeria. Catch them for FREE on Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm, at Atrium 360° @LincolnCenter. Presented in collaboration with @WMInyc https://t.co/tXwlpolhw0 TheAfricaCenter photo
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