Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.
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Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77,,, To many, too many, FESTAC sounded like cacophony – we reproduced its music on the page, decomposed and an-arranged.
448 pages, colour illustrations featuring extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions.
On January 16, 2001, in the middle of the day, shots are heard in the Palais de Marbre,the residence of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila.
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July 2008 The premiere issue of Black Images: A Critical Quarterly of Black […]
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by Nancy Rose Hunt Beginning nearly fifty years ago, in 1968, Kinshasa […]
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Forgive me if the facts are screwed, Y days were heady and chaotic. I […]