Category Archives: Western Africa

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Last Kings of Africa

Alfred Weidinger search for the last surviving monarchs of Africa's grandest kingdoms, from Nigeria to Ghana, Zambia to Cameroon — and from the Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even today there are close to 200 tribal kings in Africa, vestiges of a former age – their ancient traditions preserved, their wisdom … Continue Reading ››
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Lost Wax Playing Cards inspired by the Benin Empire

Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards. The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and courtiers from 15th – 19th century Nigeria, particularly the Benin Empire. The Lost Wax is actually a difficult method of sculpting (using … Continue Reading ››
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Event: Global Black Consciousness

Hôtel Sokhamon, Dakar, Senegal 11th May 2014 - 12 May 2014
The Institute for Comparative Modernities (Cornell University) and the Institute of African American Affairs (New York University) will hold the international conference “Global Black Consciousness” on May 11 and 12, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal. The conference is coordinated by Margo Natalie Crawford and Salah Hassan … Continue Reading ››