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    A Window on Africa – Ethiopian Portraits
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    “My little red window has become almost a mirror image of the startling changes taking place today in Africa, where so many conflicts have arisen from the coming together of different peoples, creating a chaotic jumble of humanity that obliges vastly different cultures and languages to bond together to form some kind of community. My window has captured a moment in time, nothing more, nothing less, and in its endless stream of faces we can see the diversity of humankind, its customs and its religions, in a place that the old world now has to share with the new, with strangers who are here to stay. What is happening to the Suri in Kibish on a small scale is happening all over our planet through globalization: all of us are now confronted with otherness, an inevitable meeting of the known and the unknown.” – Hans Silvester

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    African Textiles – Colour and Creativity Across a Continent
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    African Textiles is an authoritative survey of textile arts–unique and collectible rugs, tapestries, garments, and much more–from across the continent. John Gillow has traveled extensively throughout Africa, uncovering the dazzling range of traditional, handcrafted, indigenous textiles from each region.

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    AfroPolis: City, Media, Art
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Afropolis is the product of an exhibition developed by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany. The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective.

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    Arts and Crafts of Morocco
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Superbly illustrated with more than 150 specially commissioned colour photographs, this book beautifully demonstrates the dazzling strengths of Morocco’s crafts – a centuries-long tradition which intermingles influences from both Black Africa and Islam, and from the spectacular cultural alliance of the Moors and the Spaniards.

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    Contact Zones # 8 – Invisible
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Invisible is a Kenyan story made up of many tales. Although the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity is a very controversial topic in Kenya, the queer community has recently struggled to make itself more visible.

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    Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa
    R770.00 inc. VAT

    The third volume in the series dedicated to the international collection of the Fondazione Casa di Risparmio de Modena, Breaking News gathers over 120 works, comprising photographs, videos and installations, from Africa and the Middle East.

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    Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    Critical Interventions is a peer-reviewed journal of advanced research and writing on African art history and visual culture. Our mission is to provide a forum for cutting-edge scholarship in African art history and for sustained analysis of issues of urgent concern for the discipline that foregrounds both the history of Africa’s modernity and the historiography of African Art History.

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    Figuring Faith – Images of Belief in Africa
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    Figuring Faith seeks to understand how faith and art intersect in the African context. It sheds light on the ways in which art explicates, exemplifies and challenges beliefs and rituals, and brings new insights to our understanding of art’s relationship to the human desire for transcendence.

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    In the Name of all Humanity: The African Spiritual Expression of E Mancoba
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Catalogue of a restrospective exhibiton of Ernest Mancoba’s work, held at the Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town, June 26 – September 30, 2006.

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    Islanders/Ilheus
    R650.00 inc. VAT

    When an elderly person dies, a library vanishes, says a Mozambican proverb. Nowhere is this more poignant than in Ilha de Mozambique. There are centuries of history among the island’s coral stone town and macuti (palm leaf) huts, with stories that need to be told, but this time by the people and not by the historians. “My first visit to the Ilha was in 1977 and I fell in love with everything about it; but mostly the light.

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    MAA TERE MANALEN
    R195.00 inc. VAT

    Maa Tere Manalen is an artist’s book based around a project developed by artist, Tere Recarens and the inhabitants of Bamako, the capital city of Mali, made during several visits in 2008 and early 2009. Recarens discovered that her first name, “tere” also exists as a word in Bamanan culture: “tere” describes an aspect of personality, either the beneficial mysterious force (tere numan) or malefic force (tere jugu) obtained at birth.

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    Mbongeni Buthelezi – Imizwa Yami (My Feelings)
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    Essay by Ralf Seippel: Melting Art in the Melting Pot

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    Owusu-Ankomah – Movement to the Micron
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    Owusu-Ankomah’s charged paintings on canvas depict an alternate world wherein monumental human figures – his core motif – are shown moving within an ocean of signs that surround, support and, in fact, define them. The way in which these figures coexist and interact with various symbolic sets has developed through distinct phases over time, reflecting Owusu-Ankomah’s own journey of spiritual discovery.

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    Seeing And Knowing
    R410.00 inc. VAT

    This collection focuses on David Lewis-Williams and the extent of his personal impact on the field of rock art research. It is largely through his work that San rock art has come to be understood so well, as a complex symbolic and metaphoric representation of San religious beliefs and practices.

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    The World Is 9 – Aida Muluneh
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aida Muluneh has since lived around the world – from Yemen to the United Kingdom to Cyprus, Canada and the United States. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Film from Howard University in Washington D.C., then she worked as a photojournalist as the Washington Post.

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    Under the Sway :A Photographic Journey Through Mozambique
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    This photographic title is comprised of diverse sections, including historical pictures, a map of the country and the actual photographic journey. The journey is divided into three sections that echo the geographic regions of the country

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