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JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom

The painter, who hails from the DRC, is currently presenting his first solo exhibition outside his home country in Paris

Mancoba’s genius is at long last acknowledged

In Europe, where he lived most of his life, he was either ‘too African’ or ‘not African enough’

‘I’m finally getting recognition’

Celebrated Ghanaian photographer James Barnor continues his interview with Riason Naidoo, focusing on the later years of his career

Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90

He tells the story of his becoming a photographer and photojournalist in Ghana and in London

Basquiat retrospective boasts central masterpieces and never-before-exhibited works

A retrospective on Jean-Michel Basquiat is showing at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Its curator has dubbed it the most comprehensive Basquiat show

​Katz makes a jump from her mattress

The artist, in her first international show, also uses the ground to map out the directions people take

Rethinking a key festival of African art

The curator of Dak’art talks about how he has transformed the concept of the biennale

National gallery a victim of Iziko structure

A director of Iziko Museums is back at work after winning a labour dispute, but the national gallery is a more serious victim of SA arts bureaucracy.

Restoring the Indian experience

In an edited extract from his new book, <i>The Indian in Drum</i>, Riason Naidoo shares his journey to find a nuanced picture of Indian identity.

Tragedy of an Indian family

Riason Naidoo reviews <i>Gandhi My Father</i>, which is based on the private and troubled relationship between the public figure of the Mahatma and his anonymous son Harilal.

On the paper trail

Timbuktu manuscripts -- which include texts on astromomy and law -- have been passed down through the centuries and generations as a form of inheritance. The preservation of Timbuktu's 'intellectual treasures' offers vital clues to the history of paper trading in Africa, writes Riason Naidoo.

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