‘Until lions have their own historians,
the history of hunting will glorify the hunters’
– African proverb
Get your facts straight – and keep your dates and contacts in order – with the weighty, wire-bound Agenda AfroBrasileira. The 356-page diary has tons of space for notes, interspersed with a series of beautiful and thought-provoking images – and a mission to bring together the most important events in the history of the African peoples with the best of African and diaspora contemporary art.
Created by a group comprising São Paulo’s Galeria Soso, which specialises in contemporary African art, Fundação Sindika Dokolo (sindikadokolofondation.org) from Luanda, Angola, and the organisations Mappa and Casa das Áfricas, the diary features historical facts and snippets about notable black personalities from all over the world.
They’re interspersed with striking, full-colour plates of visual art and photography by Angolan, Malian and Nigerian artists – leaf through some of its pages at the Issuu page set up for the purpose on issuu.com. The image above, How to Blow up Two Heads at Once, is by the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare and is part of the Sindika Dokolo Collection.
With a cover print of the bright orange, mixed-media artwork Not About Orange by the Egyptian artist Ghada Amer, the agenda can be purchased at agendaafrobrasileira.com.br (R$40 plus R$7 shipping), or at Galeria Soso.