Narrate Africa Book Review: The Imported Ghanaian
For those of us fortunate enough to travel to abrokyire (abroad) and return, how many times have we talked about the misconceptions of abrokyire, the frustrations of coming back to Ghana from abrokyire and adjusting to Ghanaian society, or even the complex dynamics of infusing change into our political system while keeping the pillars of our culture? I talked about this and did a book review of The Imported Ghanaian in this video.
Top: Chef de la police (3 galons), 1989, Polychromed cement
Bottom: Man and Two Wives II : A Revisit Of The Sunshine Period (1960 – 70), Bruce Onobrakpeya
We start with first of our “Editor’s Weekly Highlights” series. In this 3-min video Sharon asks, “What is African Art?”. Listen to some highlights from the blog and find out what’s coming up next.
I’ll be taking part in the first ever AADAT writers’ web chat this Sunday (12th Jan) at 6pm GMT. We’ll be discussing all of the topics we have been researching over the past fortnight — in my case, Rencontres de Bamako, a Malian photography biennale and its contribution to African art discourse.
By Deborah Frempong
Guadeloupean visual artist, Kelly Sinnapah’s, Vagina installation interrogates the complex relationship between dominant abusive structures, and survivors of abuse. Tentatively described as feminist in nature, Sinnapah’s work is dedicated to constructing the abuse within prescribed ‘feminine’ boundaries, making use of gentle colours, flowers and exquisite embroidery. This is important in making the feminine central, while critiquing the abuse that affects them.