Culture

Dance the Azonto

Fewer dance styles than the Azonto have taken Africans by storm. It has evolved from tiny fishing communities in Ghana, to Ghanian streets and clubs, to West Africa, and the world. The Azonto is actually (well, originally) used to tell …

Iman

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid is the Somalian supermodel that took the world by storm and paved the way for African supermodels. She was born in Somalia but in her early life lied in both Egypt and Kenya were she read political …

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is said to be the largest waterfall in the world. It’s located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and visitors from either side can easily purchase visas at the borders of the falls. It is said that the first European …

The Books on Quasi’s Shelf

I recently came across an image by the talented photographer Quasimotto of a pile of books on African culture. I got me curious about these literature. A little research on the titles uncovered synopsis of some of the books. I’ve …

The Dinka Corset

The Dinka tribe of Southern Sudan have been inspiring the global fashion scene since the ‘90s with their renowned Dinka corset. The first notable appearance the Dinka corset had was in Christian Dior’s 1997 campaign. Here’s a little background about …

Sarafina (1992)

The plot of Sarafina centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The character Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) feels shame at her mother’s (…

Beaches of Africa

Among other wonderful vistas and resources, Africa is blessed with a number of peaceful and picturesque beaches. It seems a bit unlikely since beaches aren’t the first thing you think of when you think ‘Africa’, but it’s true nonetheless. A …

The African Proverbs Project Edition #2

The African Proverbs Project Edition #2 See all here…

Pwo Masks

A fabulous work of tribal art from the Chokwe peoples of Southwestern Democratic republic of Congo, Angola and Zambia. The Pwo mask is an archetype of womanhood. Pwo is the incarnation of the female ancestor who encourages fertility. The mask …

The Afrocentric

An Afrocentric is a person who is ‘centered or focused on Africa or African peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence’. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the number of people who are interested in the …