Beautiful books from Mondo Africa for 2022

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Legendary musicians, contemporary art and textiles, ancient history, photography and works dedicated to Dakarova’s creativity attracted the attention of the editors.

Published in October and coordinated by Alexandre Girard-Muscagorry, Mabinuori Kayode Idowu, and Mathilde Thibault-Starzyk. This beautiful book “fela anikulapo Kurti by Afrobeat, show his family legacy, including his mother, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, a renowned feminist activist.

The second one is The beautiful book ‘African Textiles’, published by Citadelles & Mazenod. Which sheds light on the lesser-known textile techniques of the African continent. Materials turn page after page in myriad techniques and colours: cotton, wool, silk, raffia, hemp, bark, and leather.

We have a rich repertoire, from curtains for weddings and ceremonial occasions, everyday wear (boo boo, fundoshi, skirts, tunics, shawls, etc.) to talisman costumes.

These are names that resonate as legends of the third book “African musical “heritage. Kinshasa’s OK Jazz, Brazzaville’s Bantu, Conakry’s Bembeya Jazz, Bamako’s Rail Band, Dakar’s Baobab Orchestra, Cotonou’s Almighty Polyrhythm…

The soundtracks of the 1960s and 1970s were the “golden age” of African music, Writer, producer and photographer of that era, Florent Mazzoleni returns at length with Afriques Musiques, a history of African rhythms, due out in October.

The last book “Black Infinity” invites you to discover a fantastical black universe. A movement started decades ago by artists from the African and Continental Diaspora breaks away from the representations of Western modernism. brings a new vision and a new story.

The author Ekou Eshun, African Contemporary Photography (ed. Textual, 2020) is a curator and journalist of exhibitions that evoke diverse art forms including photography, visual arts, design, fashion, architecture, film, literature and popular culture.

These connections reveal the spirit of freedom that drives his 120 participating artists and their liberating energy to rethink notions of gender and identity. By hybridizing history, mythology, spiritual practices and memories of slavery, they represent fantasies of a future free from oppression.


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