culture Archives - We Are Africa
04
Aug
2017
IT’S A RUM THING: CAPE TOWN’S RUM REVOLUTION

3 -min. read Rum is the latest spirit to get the small-batch handcrafted treatment, and Cape Town is hot on the heels of the trend, opening its first dedicated rum bar.

Fabrice Monteiro
17
Jul
2017
FUTURE SHOCK: FABRICE MONTEIRO’S PROPHETIC SPIRITS WARN OF KEEPING COMPLACENT

4 -min. read Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy is an ongoing body of work giving key environmental issues the repulsive makeover they deserve.

08
Jun
2017
GET SWALLOWED UP BY THE DESIGNS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S PORKY HEFER

3 -min. read Singularly African; unashamedly buoyant; and delivering a sanguine shot of unaffected joy, designer Porky Hefer’s work has only just begun.

31
May
2017
NOT ONE STORY: CAPE TOWN’S LITERARY REVOLUTION

4 -min. read Now home to two of the most important literary festivals in Africa, Cape Town is fast becoming the publishing hub of the continent.

15
May
2017
JOHANNESBURG ARTIST LADY SKOLLIE USES HUMOUR AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4 -min. read The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.

15
May
2017
PULLING THE THREAD

5 -min. read A new generation of designers are using traditional African craftsmanship to revitalise the fashion industry in Ghana and beyond. Eliza Anyangwe investigates in Accra.

11
May
2017
AFRICA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST REVEALED AT THE INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

3 -min. read Last night our tribe shimmied on down to Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate the fourth annual Innovation Awards, hosted by The Ritz.

26
Apr
2017
WHAT’S HOT RIGHT NOW IN CAPE TOWN: EXPLORING THE MOTHER CITY

3 -min. read Got a few hours to spare in Cape Town? Remember to leave some time to visit a few of these lesser-known, so-hot-right-now shops, eats and drinks.

28
Mar
2017
UNCOVERING CREATIVE SPACE IN THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL OF ACCRA

5 -min. read Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city, Accra.

16
Mar
2017
FROM WASTE TO WONDERFUL AT GREENHOUSE

3 -min. read While the menu at Greenhouse is undoubtedly indulgent, chef Ashley Moss and his team of chefs are working hard to ensure not a single scrap goes to waste.

Andrew Esiebo, Love of It
16
Mar
2017
PRIDE OF LAGOS: NIGERIAN PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW ESIEBO

4 -min. read Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo’s work is an honest and intimate portrait of the daily realities in Lagos and Africa today. Not sugar-coated, nor bowing to stereotypes.

Faith47 © Henrik Haven
16
Mar
2017
THE EXISTENTIAL MUSINGS OF JOHANNESBURG-BORN STREET ARTIST FAITH47

4 -min. read Johannesburg-born artist Faith47 is not a Banksy nor a D*Face. Her art does not scream instant recognition.

Bodys Isek Kingelez
16
Mar
2017
BUILDING UTOPIA: BODYS ISEK KINGELEZ

4 -min. read Was Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez the greatest architect who never was? Designer, architect, builder, urban planner capable of conceiving entire cities: yet his works remained uninhabitable.

Song of David
16
Mar
2017
DISCONNECTING FROM THE STIGMA OF ETHIOPIA WITH AIDA MULUNEH

3 -min. read Photographer Aida Muluneh removes any stigma attached to Ethiopia with works combining the drama of Expressionism, the subconscious of Surrealism, the graphic sensibilities of Pop.

Tony Gum
16
Mar
2017
COCA COLA MEETS GLOBAL CULTURE WITH THE COOLEST GIRL IN CAPE TOWN, TONY GUM

3 -min. read A Cape Town blogger turned rising art star, Tony Gum is one of the world’s most exciting young creatives.

Danielle Clough
16
Mar
2017
INTERNET SENSATION DANIELLE CLOUGH IS MAKING A RACKET ABOUT CAPE TOWN CREATIVITY

3 -min. read Cape Town creative Danielle Clough encapsulates both the pre- and post-viral world. The craft that she has become known for is as timeless as can be.

Mabeo x Patricia Urquiola: Sefefo
16
Mar
2017
MAKING AFRICA: PETER MABEO

3 -min. read Peter Mabeo is the founder of a design brand that harnesses internationally-revered design talent and places it alongside their own homegrown design team.

15
Mar
2017
AFRICAN CINEMA TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT AT BURKINA FASO’S FESPACO

3 -min. read Celebrating diversity, Burkina Faso’s FESPACO film festival aims to bring together the brightest and best from Africa’s fast-growing film industry.

07
Feb
2017
BEYOND THE BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS

5 -min. read Any visitors to Mauritius, an island nation about 2,000 miles off the coast of Africa, need to explore further afield than piña coladas and infinity pools.

31
Jan
2017
BRUSHING AWAY THE DUST WITH AFRICA’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

4 -min. read For a glimpse into African culture through its art, the vibrant galleries and exhibition spaces in these African cities are the perfect start.

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