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"Conny Braam heeft een vaardige pen, spannend en gedoceerd, maar als het moet met de kracht van een breekijzer."—Adriaan van Dis Net verschenen Conny Braam | Wij zijn de wrekers over dit alles Conny Braam's nieuwste roman vertelt het verhaal van Jakob Witbooi, Jantjie Jafta, Moritz Rabinowitz en Koos Abrahams en de tienduizenden zwarte, bruine en witte Zuid-Afrikaanse soldaten die vochten tegen het nazisme. Het is een adembenemende en meeslepende reconstructie van een tocht die de mannen naar het... "Conny Braam heeft een vaardige pen, spannend en gedoceerd, maar als het moet met de kracht van een breekijzer."—Adriaan van Dis Net verschenen Conny...
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Rahima Gambo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: Lately, I’ve been thinking about filmmaker Trinh Minh-Ha’s phrase “speaking nearby” as a way to describe the visual approach of the Tatsuniya series. The intent wasn’t to directly approach my subject to extract usable information or to affirm a position in a traditional way, but rather to turn curiosities to the things that happen around the making of these images.... Rahima Gambo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: Lately, I’ve been...
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Cezar Dezfuli is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: The Passengers project seeks to put a face to those who have seen the need to migrate outside the system, analyzing the impact that this movement has on their identity. On August 1, 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. It’s one of the hundreds of boats that have been rescued... Cezar Dezfuli is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: The...
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Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: When Tears Don’t Matter unfolds as I begin a journey of healing that would take me across ten thousand kilometres of sand and bushveld, from conservancies to resettled farms, from ‘Cultural Villages’ to peri-urban squatments and so-called ‘locations’ to record the entangled relationship between self and ‘other’ in contemporary eastern Namibia. My... Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation:...
Emiel Martens
The documentary Stop Filming Us won the Dutch Movies Matter Award and received favourable reviews by the Dutch press. Unbelievable, according to postcolonial media scholar Emiel Martens. ‘Postema throws the discussion about the Western view of Congo at least ten years back in time'. In Stop Filming Us (2020) Dutch filmmaker Joris Postema (47) goes to the city of Goma in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where numerous violent conflicts and even more Western aid organizations have... The documentary Stop Filming Us won the Dutch Movies Matter Award and received favourable reviews by the Dutch press. Unbelievable, according to...
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Flávio Cardoso is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: I grew up on television, computers, video games and the internet while in an underdeveloped African country, feeling distanced from an African identity. In its 45 years as a sovereign state, Angola has gone from colonization to 32 years of civil war and the rise and fall of an oil-tied economy. Today, six years into the economic recession, its human... Flávio Cardoso is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: I...
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Ramzy Bensaadi is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: Friday afternoons in Oran are usually for recreation for those who can afford it but since February 22, 2019, something was added to this routine: demonstrations calling for a political change in Algeria. For a certain category of young people, it's race day. A race in which mopeds, that are not intended for competitive sports, are pushed to their... Ramzy Bensaadi is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation:...
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Roger Anis is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: The government-run Giza Zoo in the heart of Egypt's chaotic, polluted capital survives and witnesses all the changes and tensions in the country since 2011. The Giza Zoo is one of the biggest and oldest in the Middle East and Africa, originally built with the same standards of London Zoo in 1891. For a lot of Egyptians, it is one of the best amusement parks... Roger Anis is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: The...
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Alia Ali is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: Yemeni-Bosnian artist Alia Ali explores cultures at geographic crossroads. Her work considers how politics, economics, and history collide in fabric patterns and techniques, showing how fabric both unites and divides us. Focusing on wax print fabric—a form with roots in Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Javanese, Dutch, and African traditions—FLUX captures the way... Alia Ali is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation:...
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His name is Mohamed Yousif and he lives in Khartum, Sudan. Maral Noshad Sharifi traced the guy on the winning picture, made by Yasuyoshi Chiba, of this years World Press Photo Award. The picture shows multiple powers, Sharifi writes in her article in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad: of protest, of youth, of art. Yousif is one of thousands who last year stood up against the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. Only 15 years old he joined the revolution that ended decades of brutal repression. 'I couldn't... His name is Mohamed Yousif and he lives in Khartum, Sudan. Maral Noshad Sharifi traced the guy on the winning picture, made by Yasuyoshi Chiba, of this...
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25 projects/photographers are nominated for this year's CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. And here they are: Alia Ali (Morocco), Roger Anis (Egypt), Ramzy Bensaadi (Algeria), Flávio Cardoso (Angola), Margareth Cortney-Clarke (Namibia), Cesar Defzuli (Spain),Rahima Gambo (Nigeria), Gianluigi Guercia (South Africa), Skander Khlif (Germany), M'hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Nora Lorek (Sweden), Gosette Lubondo (Congo), Mehdy Mariouch (Morocco), Frédéric Noy... 25 projects/photographers are nominated for this year's CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. And here they are: Alia Ali (Morocco), Roger Anis...
Theophilus Abbah
Blanket blackout, darkness, sweats and fatigue ruled and ruined the night before Tuesday, March 31, when life would grind to a halt and the curse, we, Abuja residents, feared most would be unleashed to drench and drown us. Blackout, because electricity supply had become so unreliable that both government and the governed had since passed a vote of no confidence on actors in the electricity value chain. But the situation had taken a free fall, as if the drivers of the sector had lifted their fingers... Blanket blackout, darkness, sweats and fatigue ruled and ruined the night before Tuesday, March 31, when life would grind to a halt and the curse, we,...
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A Dutch translation of Elnathan John's Nelson Mandela Lecture was published in De Groene Amsterdammer : Kunnen we dansen? Gedachten over dekolonisatie Watch the video registration of Elnathan John's Nelson Mandela Lecture here . Watch the video registration of the full Nelson Mandela Lecture programme here . A Dutch translation of Elnathan John's Nelson Mandela Lecture was published in De Groene Amsterdammer : Kunnen we dansen? Gedachten over dekolonisatie...
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A white bar 'to decriminalize Mnyele.' Eleven dark spots as a tribute to the other people killed in the raid by Apartheid deadsquads. A torch that depicts the ongoing flames of resistance. On Friday 13 March, a few days before far-reaching restrictions on freedom of movement were also announced in the Netherlands, a small group gathered in the studio of the 30-year-old Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam. To celebrate a new work by guest artist Adam Belarouchia. We were together, but already at an... A white bar 'to decriminalize Mnyele.' Eleven dark spots as a tribute to the other people killed in the raid by Apartheid deadsquads. A torch that...
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At a time when facts are increasingly framed as fantasy, and fiction is often presented as truth, F for Fact aims to develop narratives for the present by looking at past and future representations of reality through an artistic lens. Read more about the new Temporary Master F for Fact , now open for applications at Sandberg Instituut. At a time when facts are increasingly framed as fantasy, and fiction is often presented as truth, F for Fact aims to develop narratives for the present...
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A new documentary shows the city as an assault on all your senses. It's loud, smelly, full of contrast, tasty and hot. And there is street art everywhere. It's messy and total chaos. Kinshasa is one of Africa's fastest growing mega cities – but nobody knows exactly how many Kinois there are. Rough estimates say about 16 million. Next to some filthy rich people, the great majority of the people in Kinshasa's cités struggle to make ends need. There is a shortage of everything. At the same time the... A new documentary shows the city as an assault on all your senses. It's loud, smelly, full of contrast, tasty and hot. And there is street art...
Africa is a Country, Delinda Colier & Marissa Moorman
Sindika Dokolo is reputedly the biggest collector of African art and also its most generous patron. Dokolo is also seen as a leader in the movement to repatriate stolen African art and artifacts from Euro-American institutions to African ones. And he is the husband of Isabel dos Santos, celebrated as Africa’s richest woman and a longtime target of criticism by Angolans, like investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais and now #LuandaLeaks, for her corrupt business dealings and large scale... Sindika Dokolo is reputedly the biggest collector of African art and also its most generous patron. Dokolo is also seen as a leader in the movement to...
Bart Luirink
On June 14, 1985, Thami Mnyele was killed in Gaborone (Botswana). The 36-year-old artist was part of a community of South African political refugees. Eleven others died with Mnyele, including children. The attack by the South African army was carried out under the command of General Constand Viljoen. Foreign Minister Pik Botha had given permission for the attack that took place on foreign territory and could have diplomatic repercussions. A witness for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission... On June 14, 1985, Thami Mnyele was killed in Gaborone (Botswana). The 36-year-old artist was part of a community of South African political refugees....
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Months-long investigation by our partner publication Premium Times (Lagos) that included visits to over a dozen cattle farms across Oyo State, showed child labour routinely boosts the production and perhaps profits of FrieslandCampina. The investigation also revealed that the company failed to implement necessary due diligence that would have helped check the rampant incidence of child labour in its supply chain. Read the Premium Times investigation here . Months-long investigation by our partner publication Premium Times (Lagos) that included visits to over a dozen cattle farms across Oyo State, showed...
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Who are the associates who help kleptocrat rulers on the African continent to exploit their countries? Are African leaders simply weak and bribe-able, or more complicit in the massive theft of state resources than that? How come assumed poor countries waste billions? 26 members of the African Investigative Publishing Collective (AIPC). 17 countries. 4 devastating reports. A collaboration between AIPC and ZAM Magazine Downloads The Plunder Route to Panama The Last Resource. Risking Death to Feed... Who are the associates who help kleptocrat rulers on the African continent to exploit their countries? Are African leaders simply weak and bribe-able, or...
Bart Luirink
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s widely applauded feature film, is part of this year’s editon of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In a small village in Lesotho, surrounded by the mountains, 80 year old widow Mantoa awaits the return of her son, a migrant labourer working in a South African coal mine and her only surviving relative. It’s Christmas and he doesn’t show up. Messengers bring her the devastating news of her son’s passing, a victim of an accident in the mines. Distraught by the sudden... Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s widely applauded feature film, is part of this year’s editon of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In a small village...