Back To The Future
Words Emma Forrest Photography Iwan Baan
Did you know that Africa boasts some of the world’s finest international examples of Modernist architecture of the 1960s? Few people do, which is why Swiss architect Manuel Herz is showcasing them in a new book, African Modernism — Architecture of Independence.
Featuring 80 extraordinary buildings dating from the late 1950s through the 1970s, buildings include Kenya’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre, the triangular Foire Intern...
Game safaris and Marrakech markets... Africa-savvy explorers have been there and done that. Travellers want to explore more ‘real’ sides of Africa, and these alternative tour companies are taking them there.
Meet the Affogbolos
In the lead up to Afro-Polis, a 6-day experiential exhibition taking place in London this October, founder Pierre-Christophe Gam introduces us to its muses, Kolade and Remi Affogbolo.
Journey to Africa
Since the recent release of Oscar-winning film Twelve Years a Slave, a growing number of African Europeans and African Americans are keen to visit historical sites including Ghana’s Elmina Castle and Badagry in Nigeria. Could a Hollywood movie about slavery boost West African tourism?
Wings meets six obsessive adventurers who have made a lifestyle of traversing Africa, each on a mission to discover it for themselves
Words Belinda Otas
Travelling by any means necessary, from bike, plane, bus, motorcycle, donkey and on foot may not be your ideal adventure. But for a new generation of African nomads, it's the only way to make the dream of discovering the continent for themselves, a reality. In his bestselling book, charting an epic journey from the Cape to Cairo, South ...
Burgeoning African economies are seeing a rise in aspirational consumers with spending power, causing international luxury brands to pay attention. But what impact will this new influx of high-end labels have on the homegrown luxury market?
Words Belinda Otas
Africa has traditionally been a source of raw material. Diamonds have been taken out of Africa, sent to London, and brought back as a luxury item, the most desirable of brands,” says Thebe Ikalafeng, regarded as one of Africa’s ...
African Diaspora Stamps
My Life On A Postage Stamp
Growing up in the 1990s, designer Jon Daniel noticed a lack of black historical figures on UK postage stamps. He designed and petitioned a set of stamps for UK Royal Mail beginning a journey of discovery about African diaspora heroes, and in turn, himself.
Words Nana Ocran
"I don’t think of myself as a philatelist”, says Jon Daniel, Executive Creative Director of the ebb&flow boutique branding company, and now a collector of iconic and retro African ...