Written by Tola Ositelu French national, Emmanuelle (Clarisse Albrecht) is apprehended on the way back from the Dominican Republic for suspected drug trafficking. Whilst en route to detention, her police van is involved in a dreadful collision. Emmanuelle miraculously survives to make her escape. Washed up on a local beach in
This article is the sixteenth instalment of Siyah, which explores the relationship between the African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives. Journalist Adama Juldeh Munu summarises Derya Özkan’s analysis of the African origins of cool in her essay From the Black Atlantic to Istanbul’s ‘Cool’, and how it relates to Istanbul’s cultural identity and landscape.
Written by Tola Ositelu Writer, teacher and father-of-three, Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss is even busier than usual. He’s hard on the publicity drive for his debut novella for young adults, Nicked Named. Loosely based on his own adolescence growing-up in monocultural Middle England, it follows the trials and tribulations of
This is the fifteenth instalment in ‘Siyah’, a series which explores African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives, with journalist Adama Juldeh Munu. Afropean look at celebrated African-American activist James Baldwin’s ten years spent living on and off in Istanbul at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Whenever
Written by Robert Fikes, Jr., Emeritus Librarian, San Diego State University In discussions and biographies of the highly regarded Baroque Afro-Spanish artist Juan de Pareja it is routinely overlooked that he painted the first ever self-portrait attributed to an artist of African descent, a rather amazing occurrence in an age of
A Reappraisal of the Turkish Influence on African-American Music Adama Juldeh Munu speaks to filmmaker Ümran Safter over her new feature-length documentary on the Ertegün Brothers, who left an indelible imprint on African-American music and culture. Audiences will learn how they helped to desegregate music during the Jim Crow era