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Fashion Cities Africa

Helen Jennings discusses her experience of working on the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion.

Back To The Future

New book, African Modernism — Architecture of Independence explores the futuristic buildings borne out of African independence, while ‘Africa’ an exhibition to be held at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark explores ways that contemporary African architects are drawing on their country’s heritage. Words Emma Forrest Photography Iwan Baan

Alternative Adventures

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. Words Emma Forrest
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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? Words Stefan Simanowitz

Nomad’s Land

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

Africa Luxe

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

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