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Return of looted artefacts to Africa

Will full restitution of African tribal art ever be realized and if so, how prepared are African countries to receive such priceless treasures? Kampala,  Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The conversation on the return of African art, popularly known as tribal artefacts by art scholars, has once again resurfaced in …

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Menstruation and COVID-19

Survey aims to document unusual periods post-vaccine | JENNIFER COUZIN-FRANKEL | Kathryn Clancy got her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021 and 10 days later found herself sitting uncomfortably in a work Zoom meeting during one of the heaviest periods she’d experienced. “I had what’s often called …

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Matt Kayem: Fraud or Creative Genius

The artist pays tribute to luminary Black African scholars and activists like Cheikh Anta Diop, Franz Fanon and Dr. Henri Clarke in his work | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Stuck Traveller was a conceptual, quite hypnotic installation that featured in the Kampala Art Biennale 2016 exhibition, that introduced the artist, Matt …

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Art curatorship dilemma

Are young curators doing enough gate-keeping of art back home? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art exhibitions in Kampala in recent times have gained a good reputation far from what they were yesterday. They are curated by professionally trained curators who have the confidence to select what is suitably …

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Living with infertility

A woman’s woes give birth to a support network Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | For many couples, the inability to bear children is a tragedy. The combination of personal, interpersonal, social, and religious expectations brings a sense of failure, loss, and exclusion to those who are infertile. Relationships between …

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