Reviews

Building Art Centres in Africa: An Interview with Teesa Bahana

Building Art Centres in Africa: An Interview with Teesa Bahana

Omusana Review is delighted to interview Teesa Bahana, the director of 32 Degrees East Ugandan Arts Trust. Bahana is one of the most inspiring voices in Uganda, leading a non-profit organization that champions the professional development of contemporary artists on the continent. Art’s role in bringing people together, championing the…

Who Will Win Nobel Prize in Literature?

Who Will Win Nobel Prize in Literature?

Huge Congratulations go out to Abdulrazak Gurnah of Tanzania who won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021. The Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Gurnah for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Gurnah…

Michael Armitage’s  Paradise Edict: The Artist as a Historian

Michael Armitage’s Paradise Edict: The Artist as a Historian

Micheal Armitage's exhibition Paradise Edict pays homage to the East African Artistic tradition.

The Promises and Pitfalls of Private School Education, In Musa Okwonga’s New Memoir

The Promises and Pitfalls of Private School Education, In Musa Okwonga’s New Memoir

Musa Okwonga’s memoir, One of Them, is a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at Eton College, told from a black student’s perspective

Nawal EL Saadawi, 1931-2021

Nawal EL Saadawi, 1931-2021

Omusana Review mourns the passing of Egyptian Feminist Writer and Activist, Nawal El Saadawi

How Daudi Karungi is Bringing Visibility to African Artists?

How Daudi Karungi is Bringing Visibility to African Artists?

Daudi Karungi is one of the most respected figures in Contemporary Art. As director of Afriart gallery, and Kampala Art Biennale, Karungi has built a formidable reputation of bringing visibility to artists living and working in Africa.

Reflections on 2020: Books that Got Us Through the Year

Reflections on 2020: Books that Got Us Through the Year

2020 is a year that we will not soon forget. In a year of disruptions, literature stood out as a balm for an awkward reality.