“Where are you from?” I am often arrested or annoyed by this question. However, I was in Durban, South Africa and since this query was posed by a Black woman, I politely answered..
Eighteen-year-old Maty Fall is the cover face of Vogue Italia’s Febraury issue. Captured by photographer Paolo Roversi, the cover depicts the model—styled by Ib Kamara—wearing a ..
Gender inequality in the music scene has been a hot topic for quite some time. With some progress being made in recent years in the Eurocentric narratives, the need to find new p..
Many years ago, on a very hot afternoon, I was enjoying a stracciatella gelato at the ice cream parlour Fior di Latte in Pétion Ville (Haiti), when my brother looked at me and s..
If all we had was the written word, the ephemeral mysticism of rituals would be completely lost on us. We would run out adjectives faster than the performers of a ritual — in the..
The word ‘hospitality’ sounds a bit old-fashioned. In a globaliSed world where every (Easy) jetsetter with the right passport, outfit and vocabulary can be a ‘local’ anywhere, th..
Kader Attia is many things, but currently, he is an incredulously prolific man. Within the space of a dozen months, he managed to fit biennials in Gwangju, Shanghai and Venice, a..
The 2010s will be remembered as the decade of the victory of the female universe, as the years when women finally found the right lever to destroy the crystal ceiling which, bein..
Last October, on the occasion of the ‘Italy-Africa’ Conference in Rome and the private visit of 250 guests to the African Metropolis exhibition at MAXXI museum, we presented a te..