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..
The first female Ethiopian superhero is finally here, her name is Ement Legesse and she is the protagonist of Hawi, the new comic created by Beserat Debebe, founder of Etan Comic..
If one is Black all year round—in the US at least—February is the time to double-down, and to remind everyone (and oneself) of the beauty and historicity of Blackness in all its ..
Lagos has always been a buzzing urban hub whose cultural output has reshaped Nigeria’s artistic and cultural aesthetics. If it is crucial to sing the praise of the outstanding ta..