Website additions for the week ending 6 October 2019.

Directory

This week, we have added a link to the creative website Design Indaba which showcases beautiful, provocative and thought-provoking work by a variety of artists.

We’ve also added three links which bring contemporary issues relevant to all but with origins in Manchester – The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, American – The Black Youth Project and UK’s Media Diversified.

The last addition in the directory this time is that of The Runaway Slave Database which documents the many enslaved people who rebelled through attempts to gain their freedom.

Publications

The three additions to films this week are very different. The first sees Robin Walker dipping into the origins of the earliest religions in Africa. The second is another art linked one where artist Mbongeni Buthelezi creates ‘paintings’ with plastic. Finally, a documentary that might give a little insight on everyday life in Ghana.

The podcast this week is one from the photographer Nii Obodai describing his inspiration for the unusual choice of landscape and equipment in creating his exhibition Of Natural Magic.

Books

For the books there are two fictional entries from Joseph Coelho and Lawrence Hill and the non-fiction offerings are those of Onyeka Nubia who looks at Tudor Britain and Johny Pitts about Black Europeans with a short film to explain the concept.

This week’s new additions:

Directory

  • 5 entries (Design Indaba, The Black Youth Project, Media Diversified, Runaway Slave Database, The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust)

Publications

  • 1 Podcast (photographer Nii Obodai)
  • 3 Films (Religion, Buthelezi’s plastic paintings, everyday Ghana)

Books

  • 2 Fiction (Coelho, Hill)
  • 2 Non-fiction (Onyeka, Pitts)