A show dedicated to the arts of the Swahili Coast, where Africa, South Asia and the Middle East blend, nudges us away from narrow thinking about identity.
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In a new exhibition in London, Yinka Shonibare has collected works that challenge the resurgence of extreme right-wing politics and xenophobia.
In perhaps his most shocking statement to date, the rap superstar Kanye West said 400 years of slavery sounded “like a choice.” But history tells a different story.
Experts said the much-criticized decision might have been made because there are not many curators and academics of African-American or African descent who specialize in African arts.
President Emmanuel Macron of France pledged to return looted artifacts to Africa. This week, he asked two experts to help work out how.
The case against Google. The story behind the deaths of 4 soldiers in Niger. An essay in praise of sweatpants and much more.
For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai and other African tribes. A 3-D printer was also important.
The costume designer Ruth E. Carter has made a career of bringing black history to life in movies like “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.” But in “Black Panther” she draws on traditional African influences to look toward the future.
Danai Gurira, Jocelyn Bioh, Mfoniso Udofia and Ngozi Anyanwu share first-generation stories. “You can complain about how your culture is depicted,” says Ms. Anyanwu, “or you can do it yourself.”
A captivating study of the development of modernist building in five African countries comes to Manhattan.