Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2017
"Perhaps Emecheta’s grandest legacy was making us realise that feminism isn’t alien to Africa. She clearly defined African feminism as one that is different from that of the West."
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
“The show is about expressing oneself and not being afraid to do it.”
With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.
"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."
A small motley crew “with notepads taken from conferences and scraps of paper” recorded the scents of Kyiv this winter. The results, it turns out, are glorious.
"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."
“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”
"The path surely must not have been easy but I'm sure that this path will lead you to a bright and beautiful future that you truly deserve."
“The prisoners can write about anything they like. Even though they’re locked up, I want to see them setting their imagination free.”
Discover an underrated but extremely tasty traditional dish from Niger.
With so much paint and goodwill, it's safe to say these artists have made their mark on Lebanon.
The Yaraal and Degal ceremonies mark the annual rituals of Peuls people in Mali, as they celebrate their cattle's crossing the Niger River.
Culture.pl, an online magazine devoted to promoting Polish culture, marked David Bowie's birthday by recalling his visit to Warsaw.
Vovinam, a response to French occupation of Vietnam, is an explosive hybrid of older practices found across the southeast Asian country.
In Bhutan, chilies are considered something transcendent — they're a way of life. Recently, however, a controversial import ban has skyrocketed prices on this staple food.
After centuries of common history and decades of separation, Syrian artists are permeating the Turkish art scene, creating important institutions and networks for both themselves and the host community.