Tag Archives | Yemisi Aribisala

Calabar Winch

By Akin Adesokan I When the goddess of happy accidents stumbles on a plot improbably hatched behind her back, she dreams of the perfect return to a state of grace. She nudges Yemisi Aribisala, a writer who loves, makes and writes about food with equal passion, to go live, at a decisive turn in the […]

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African Cookbooks and Excess Luggage

By Yemisi Aribisala There is a sense of justice and spirit of resignation in paying for excess luggage because of cookbooks, even if my pocket hurts badly. And there are some books that I will never again leave behind. This resolve is crammed full of reasons collated with hindsight. I did not come to the Western […]

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How to Wear a Kitchen

Yemisi Aribisala ponders the small-minded commentary on the room best kept by a woman, as espoused on an international stage recently by Nigeria’s head of state. She argues that more worthy of concern than the politics of gender specificity and cultural snobbery, is the contrarian notion that the kitchen is “a place where the scorned […]

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“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; concerned with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art. From 3rd April to 26th May 2017, Chimurenga will be partnering with RAW to host the RAW Académie: a tuition-free residential experiential study programme for artistic and curatorial […]

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Nollywood Kiss

Is kissing a Nigerian habit or merely the preoccupation of neurotic French cinema? Also: how to invent your own Nigerian cuisine from scratch with herbs, vegetables and smoked fish, and make it taste like the kiss of your dreams. By Yemisi Aribisala The challenge is not only to create an honest Nigerian condiment, but to […]

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