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Rewinding ASIKO, the way forward!

By: Ayo Akinwande A wise woman once advised me, if a photograph tells a thousand stories, you must now begin to start asking yourself a thousand questions before making that photograph. Now imagine being in the company of such wisdom [...]

September 7, 2016 Blog

Grappling with Hooks and Fall as a Female Artist…

Grappling with Hooks and Fall as a Female Artist: Reflections Post Asiko drawn from Group Reviews of Providing a space of Freedom and Being the Subject of Art on 16/07/2016 and 23/07/2016 Nyakallo Maleke   I remember it like it [...]

August 9, 2016 Blog

Une grosse frayeur

By: Ange Tchetmi Ndjeukoua Aéroport d’Axoum Départ prévu pour 16h. Il est 15h 55. En attendant qu’Erin me remette mon passeport et mon billet d’avion, je me rends compte que j’ai encore mes lunettes de soleil. « Ahh, c’est donc [...]

July 18, 2016 Blog


ONCE UPON A TIME IN ASIKO (MY PAN-AFRICAN STORY /VISION) Once upon a time, a kingdom was established near the regions of the greatest lakes on the continent. A powerful Prince and Spiritual Guide (Madiaw), ruled his kingdom surrounded by [...]

July 14, 2016 Blog

The Story of ‘The Endless Story’

Post by: Mifta Zeleke Tradition has it that the longest and endless story of the world comes from Ethiopia. A curious stranger asked what the story is. One of the sagacious hermits was called and began narrating it. The story [...]

July 5, 2016 Blog


By Serah Chibombwe and Crista Uwase After having a wonderful time at an exhibition by an Ethiopian artist, Tamerat, we decided to look for a restaurant that has a variety of food because we were getting tired of Injera and [...]

July 4, 2016 Blog

ASIKO (time)

By: Mulenga Mulenga   Looking at the sky my mind drifts away back home. What am I doing here a small voice within me asks? How long has it been since I left home? How much time has it been? [...]

August 2, 2015 Blog

Inside Malangatana’s Studio

By Gladys Kalichini We have been in Maputo for twenty one days, we have seen many sites, met local artists and even visited their homes. The visit that vividly remains was on the 11th of July 2015 to the late [...]

August 2, 2015 Blog
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Touching Truth in Maputo (A letter to self)

By: Kelvin Haizel Not long ago during the Asiko programme I gave a 5minute presentation on an artist from South Africa named Dineo Seshee Bopape’s work titled” Kgoro ya go tŠwa: even if you fall from a circle”. Present in [...]

August 2, 2015 Blog

People, experiences, language and motivation at Asiko de Maputo

By: Ian Mwesiga As the African continent continues to seek to re-write its history and curve its own path from the colonial period, we must be responsible for shaping our own culture and plan our future today, it’s not just [...]

July 19, 2015 Blog

way to think (LEARNING FROM OTHER)

By: David Makala Meeting people from different countries at the fortress in Maputo, Mozambique has been a wonderful learning experience that leaves me with a few words to say or write about ASIKO…ASIKO…ASIKO…, what shall I say?  The best way [...]

July 18, 2015 Blog

Welcome to Maputo

By: Nancy Mteki My first trip to Maputo, Mozambique was incredible. The cityscape, architecture and people around it fascinated and caught my attention.  Of course language was a barrier and the driver who came to pick me up couldn’t speak [...]

July 15, 2015 Blog


By: Mário Macilau   From Catembe you can see the city of Maputo from the sea, once you get the boat you arrive after 10 or 15 min to the port, just few meters you will see the Maputo Fort [...]

July 15, 2015 Blog


By: Mário Macilau A few years ago some fellow friends told me about Asiko. I don’t even remember the exactly dates but it was when it was starting for the first time, maybe was in Lagos, if not, for sure [...]

July 15, 2015 Blog, Uncategorized


By: Mapopa Hussein Manda Starting off from Zambia to go to the airport, marking my debut departure from Zambia for the first time and it had to be Maputo, Mozambique. If it wasn’t for the Asiko art workshop, l would [...]

July 13, 2015 Blog

Life in Maputo, Matola Mozambique

By: Immy Mali Estoy eternamente agradecido por la Mozambiçue… My time in Maputo has caused me to start asking: Why is it harder for Africans to travel across African borders even with the misconception that Africa is “one country” compared [...]

July 13, 2015 Blog, Uncategorized

“Let’s do the Mugabe thing”

By: Gresham Nyaude “Let’s do the Mugabe thing” that’s what they call it. Both the participating artists and curators and the faculty (including Nii Obodai, the photographer from Ghana, and curators Nontombeko Ntombela from South Africa and Nonstikelelo Mutiti, Filipe [...]

July 13, 2015 Blog

Maputo in Pictures

By: Mulenga M. My every day story for the last 21 days in Maputo: I have recorded my experience on camera and in memory. Despite my amateur approach to photographical ways, my images will live to tell a story of [...]

July 13, 2015 Blog

Maputo; time and physical space.

By Rose Jepkorir Photo: Immaculate Mali Two weeks ago, the people of Mozambique celebrated 40 years since they attained a state of independence. In commemoration, we spent the day with Rafael Mouzinho, a Mozambican artist and curator who journeyed us through [...]

July 12, 2015 Blog

The Journey to unlearn begins…

By: Kelvin Haizel The attendant responded, “You will pick up your luggage in Maputo”. This was at the entry point into one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the only country in the east that was never ‘colonized’; ETHIOPIA. Though [...]

July 3, 2015 Blog