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Creative Africa: Vintage African Design Yoruba Beaded Chairs

Yoruba beaded chairs are among the finest examples of vintage African design. Handcrafted by Yoruba artisans in Nigeria the beaded chairs are a testament to a rich innovative artistic heritage. The chairs were traditionally created for the Yoruba Kings and Queens; and are covered in symbols laden with meaning denoting things like wealth, power, strength and wisdom; in addition to having spiritual significance. The art form is also seen in parts of Cameroon.

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Creative Africa: Contemporary Art Ghanaian Artist El Anatsui

El Anatsui is one of the leading figures of contemporary African art. He is best known for his fluid metal wall sculptures, constructed from discarded materials. El Anatsui work is inspired by diverse indigenous African cultures, his artworks telling the continent’s rich history through the materials used and objects depicted.

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Creative Africa: Papa Ibral Tall’s Woven Legacy

Papa Ibra Tall was a Senegalese artist known for his majestic tapestries, rich in detail, colour, and pattern; and at several metres in length and width covered large expanses of wall space. Tall’s tapestries were woven in wool, which gave them a heavy sumptuousness, a quality heightened by the vivid, intricately themed imagery. An artistic style that

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Highlighting Africa’s Inspiring Creative Collaborations

Here at Shoko Press, we are all about collaborating with writers, content producers, creative talent and industry professionals to bring you amazing, inspirational and motivational books and digital content. Collaboration is a powerful thing, the meeting of ideas to create new ones and at times offering up unexpected viewpoints. Collaboration offers those involved a chance to

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Using An Internship To Develop Your Creative Career

We are delighted to welcome on board Priscilla Mukiibi who is joining Shoko Press as a Marketing Executive intern for a few months. Priscilla has been using internships to help build her experience and knowledge of various industries with the aim of starting her own creative business. Internships are a great way to get your

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Kilubukila – Building A Business Whilst Working the 9-5

Last December whilst showcasing our books at the Africa Centre Christmas Market Pop Up we found ourselves neighbours with a furniture design business called Kilubukila, and subsequently got chatting to the founder Jess Kilubu. Jess is among an ever-increasing number of people following their dreams by starting a business whilst working the 9-5 and we invited

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Shoko Press Books Now Available On Amazon Prime USA

For our readers based in the US, we are pleased to announce that Shoko Press books are now available to order through the African Books Collective’s Amazon Prime Channel, meaning local shipping costs and faster shipping times.   – The Editorial Team [Image credit: The image shown belongs to Shoko Press. If downloaded and used

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