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Aku•Ako Cameroonian Dolls Inspired by Japan

A bold mixture of Japanese, Cameroonian and Ghanian crafts, designer Noumbissi Constantin creates these adorable toys.
Culture is what links individuals to one another to create their identity. As a designer, I'm really interested in what Africa, Europe and Asia can teach me and I'm always amazed to notice that these different cultures have a … Continue Reading ››
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Project Diaspora: Historical Self Portraits by Omar Diop

Recently launched at the 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Omar Victor Diop latest work has been making rounds in the international art scene. His take on these series of self portraits is a unique exploration of his research into the history of migration of Africans, personality and love of football.
Identity and discovery–at both the collective … Continue Reading ››
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This is What Hatred Did

  Photo Essay by Cristina de Middel Spanish photographer who dazzled us with her Afronauts project, a photography series inspired by the Zambian space program.
In the 1960s, a five year old Nigerian child’s village was attacked by soldiers. His mother had left him home alone and he had to run away, escaping the bombs … Continue Reading ››