Safari in a Taxi

Safari in a Taxi One Swahili word would travel to integrate countless different languages: safari, meaning ‘journey’. Turks, Chileans, Indonesians, Swedish, Australians and Lithuans, together with many more inhabitants of all the five continents, all understand this word, because it is part of their vocabulary, although in the stricter sense of a journey for wild life observation.

22.11.2010 | by Nuno Milagre

AFRICA: see you, see me!

AFRICA: see you, see me! "Africa: See You, See Me!" portrays the history of African photography and its influence on non-African imaginings of Africa and the African diaspora in all their diversity. Together, the photographs are texts of African subjectivities, archives of history and societies in the making, and methods for understanding how images contribute to emancipation.

20.09.2010 | by Awam Amkpa

Encounters PICHA Biennale Lubumbashi Biennal

Encounters PICHA Biennale  Lubumbashi Biennal The independence of the Congo witnessed tensions between different groups which resulted among others to the Katangese secession eleven days after Belgium officially granted the Congo independence. Lubumbashi therefore became the capital of a state whose main goal was to perpetuate western industrialists economic interests and of the Union Minière du Haut Katanga. This history started ± 50 years ago since the assassination of Patrice Lumumba on the 17th of January 1961 up to the time Mzee Kabila took up the power through a statement rebellion movement.

14.09.2010 | by association PICHA

The mysterious rock carvings of Tchitundo-hulo

The mysterious rock carvings of Tchitundo-hulo One of the most important archeological sites in southwest Angola, Tchitundo-hulo, lies in a semi-arid region on the edge of the Namib desert. The site comprises an imposing granite inselberg, with three smaller hills nearby. These smaller inselbergs are known as Tchitundo-hulo Mucai, Pedra da Lagoa (Lake Rock), and Pedra das Zebras (Zebra Rock). The inselbergs all feature carvings engraved upon the rockface.

09.08.2010 | by Dario Melo

I went there to visit artists - artistic contexts in the cameroon

I went there to visit artists - artistic contexts in the cameroon Africa is portrayed as an over-determined image. In other words, a place capable of shaping the abundance of circulating discourses, the terms and labels for the continent and the situations of traumatic nature. The widespread geography that characterises Africa both internal and externally, the continent remains a space of ambivalence that still polarizes fundamental issues as human rights, racial equality, apartheid, subordination, hybridization, mixing, the displacement of people and cultures.

23.05.2010 | by Marta Mestre

Tarifa African Film Festival

Tarifa African Film Festival One part of the programm of the 7th Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa, is called: "Utopia and Reality: 50 years of African Independencies?" Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Independence of 17 African countries, FCAT’10 offers a selection of African and non-African productions that explores, illustrates, questions and analyses this independence. There are films which talk about the life and ideas of figures like Aimé Césaire, Patrice Lumumba or Amilcar Cabral, or about the hope and dignity found after so many years of colonialism.

23.05.2010 | by Tarifa African Film Festival