MANJU Journal is a Ghana-based pan-African digital platform and creative studio founded by cultural creator, Richmond Orland Mensah. The platform celebrates contemporary Africa and its diaspora by engaging in various creative outlets touching on fashion, photography and art. Recently, MANJU Journal unveiled a new art book that empowers a range of Ghanaian visual artists. The book entitled VOICES, GHANA’S ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS is slated to be published in September.
As artist Derek Fordjour explains: “we are witnessing a generation of Africans that are the most connected that we have ever been at any point in history and there is a cultural revolution afoot, not just in contemporary art, literature and music, but also in entrepreneurship and technology.”
The book encompasses over 80 exclusive interviews with artists, curators and galleries working in Ghana. “We’re proud to be publishing this ambitious visual anthology of Ghana’s visual artists and the country’s remarkable creative scene and community,” said Shiraz Randeria, the book’s publisher in London. “Working closely with MANJU Journal, the established Ghana-based pan-African creative platform and studio, we have interviewed over eighty photographers, painters, illustrators, filmmakers, curators, gallerists and other creatives working in the visual arts.”
Participating artists, curators and gallerists who have been interviewed for the book include: James Barnor, Zohra Opoku, Campbell Addy, Na-Chainkua Reindorf, Ekow Eshun, Anya Paintsil, Osei Bonsu, among many others.
VOICES, GHANA’S ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS will be sold online at Twentyfour Thirtysix’s website for £40 GBP (approx. $51 USD) apiece.
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