Arts & Culture
The arts have without any doubt been crucial for the survival of Africa and Africans in the face of the slavers' and colonial aggression and repression. What do present African perspectives of contemporary art look like? Which are the current discourses? And how do artists define themselves and their art in the globalised world?
Video: Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
In this fascinating talk, Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Published by...
Recovering Nigeria's Terracotta
It is now five months since the issue of looted African terracotta was raised in connection with the exhibition entitled “African Terra Cotta: a Millenary Heritage”, at the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva and brought to the attention of all concerned. (1) A...
Queen of Egypt's heart
Will the supreme artefact of the Pharaonic era, the magnificent bust of Queen Nefertiti, ever be allowed to visit Egypt? Jill Kamil looks at the prospects of a homecoming.
The serenely beautiful likeness of Queen Nefertiti -- whose name literally...
Response to Jonathan Jones: Should all looted art be returned?
There seems to be a concerted strategy or convergence of tactics by a group of writers who appear determined to subvert the basic principles of law, morality and decency writes Kwame Opoku. RESPONSE TO JONATHAN JONES: “SHOULD ALL LOOTED ART BE...|+| read article
Some reflections on repatriation of stolen cultural goods
By Kwame Opoku. The international symposium which will be held on 9-10 May, 2007, at the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna, is a very important issue for all countries which have been victims of imperialist greed and aggression.