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Chéri Samba

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Art.

(1956– )

Congolese painter, born in Kinshasa. He began working as a signpainter in the 1970s and was the founder of a school of ‘popular painting’ which derives its subjects from...

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Fulani

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Art.

Pastoral people of West Africa widely dispersed through parts of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon, with smaller numbers in surrounding countries; also known as Peul,...

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Rabat

Overview page. Subjects: Art — African Studies.

Capital of Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River. Rabat is composed of four distinct parts: the medina, the walled royal city (Arab. ...

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Tripoli

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Art.

Capital city and principal seaport on the North African coast of Libya. Founded in the 7th century bce by the Phoenicians, the site was occupied successively by the Carthaginians, Romans ...

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Tuareg

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Art.

Ethnic group of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, and Libya.

Often called “the blue people” because of the color that the indigo dye of their clothing leaves on their skin ...

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Twins Seven-Seven

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Art.

(1944– )

Nigerian painter, born in Ibadan, the son of a dyer and cloth-merchant. He is the best-known artist to emerge from the Oshogbo Workshop, a Nigerian art school in which...

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