2022 IN REVIEW
As we near the end of 2022, we want to reflect on the last twelve months and also thank everyone that has supported our work. This year was full of changes, particularly as the world continues to grapple with COVID. In many ways we can still see the impact these…
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR PHIN JENNINGS OF RISE ART: A Discussion of Nelson Makamo’s Solo Exhibition in London
Omusana Review is delighted to present an exclusive interview with Phin Jennings of Rise Art, an online gallery that champions contemporary artists. Rise Art works to expand representation and access through online exhibitions as well as physical programming. Currently, Rise Art is hosting a pop-up exhibition for the celebrated South…
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?
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
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
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
Omusana Review mourns the passing of Egyptian Feminist Writer and Activist, Nawal El Saadawi