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Design Inspired by the Decorative Forms Of Adinkra Symbols

As we highlighted in a previous post Adinkra symbols are a much-referenced communication system that has endured to present day. Adinkra symbols carry within them centuries of wisdom and are among one of the African continent’s oldest writing systems. The symbols have inspired designers and artists the world over who have drawn on the distinctive graphic

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art Is Open

The 22nd September 2017 saw the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA), in Cape Town, South Africa, heralded as being the first major institution on the African continent dedicated to collecting, researching and preserving the art of contemporary Africa and its diaspora.

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Shoko Press Holiday Packing Wish List

The holiday season is upon us, at time to rest and relax and spent time with family and friends. Whether you are jet setting or staycationing we hope you will continue to be inspired by all that is around. To kick start your holidays we have selected our favourite must have’s exuding style, and for

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Shoko Press At Africa Utopia Festival 2017

Shoko Press will once again be out and about, this time showcasing our books at Africa Utopia, on London’s Southbank. Africa Utopia is an annual festival that celebrates the contemporary arts and culture of the African continent. Africa Utopia is championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, and taking place over Saturday, 15th

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Yinka Ilori Telling Stories Of His Heritage Through Furniture

Yinka Ilori is a British furniture designer of Nigerian heritage who places the powerful art of storytelling at the heart of designs. Ilori specialises in sustainable design by upcycling discarded and found furniture pieces, which he does by dismantling the discarded pieces of furniture and reassembling them into quirky new designs. This practice forms one

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Shoko Press Showcasing Books At Africa Writes 2017

Shoko Press will be showcasing our titles at Africa Writes this Saturday, 1st July, 2017. Held over three days at the British Library in London, the Africa Writes festival is an annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora organised by the Royal African Society. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions,

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Kossi Aguessy A Visionary Designer and Artist

Kossi Aguessy was a visionary designer and artist of African Brazilian and Togolese Yoruba heritage. Born in Togo and raised in the US Aguessy lived in Paris, New York and London where he based his design practices. The experiences from tis multi-cultural background greatly influenced his work, which seamlessly crossed creative disciplines and cultures, evident not only in his commercial

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