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Diaspora Truth - Samson Kambalu

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Why should Africans care about African art when they have enough issues to deal with in their daily lives?

This week on Diasporan Truth , host Twaambo Kapilikisha speaks to award winning artist Samson Kambalu.

Malawi born London based contemporary artist, novelist, and ranter, author of ‘Jive Talker;Or,How to get a British Passport’ , Mr Kambalu will be discussing  his work, thoughts about African Youth, african artists and african art.

The most well known of his artworks is Holy Ball, a football plastered in pages of the Bible .

Kambalu works in a variety of media, including painting and drawing, site-specific installation, video, performance and literature. His work criticises art, religion, identity and economic values in a globalised world. His basic influences are the Nyau masquerade culture of his native Malawi and the Protestant tradition of inquiry, criticism and dissent.

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