Initially supportive of Belgian King Leopold II’s claim to have created a “free state” of Congo, Williams changed his mind when he saw the horrors of empire.
What an 1897 exhibition at the British Museum can tell us about how African artworks were perceived in an era of imperialism.
The cinema in 1980s Ghana was DIY. So were the movie posters, now the subject of an exhibition at the Poster House in New York City.
The legacy of Kimpa Vita, a Kongolese Catholic mystic, was felt from the U.S. to Haiti.