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A London-based American journalist covering arts, culture, education and development stories for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and National Public Radio.

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New York Times: Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art

LONDON — Considering her tumultuous early childhood, it is little wonder that the South African artist Bonolo Kavula craves the meditative mental stillness she gets from working with textiles.Born in Kimberley, South Africa, she was raised…
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New York Times: In Opposite Styles, 2 African Artists Capture the Same Spirit

LONDON — At first glance, the works of Marcellina Akpojotor and Sungi Mlengeya seemingly have nothing in common. Ms. Akpojotor’s bright canvases are infused with color and textiles, and Ms. Mlengeya creates stripped-down black-and-white…
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New York Times: Memories to Fill Their Stockings

LONDON — Alexandra Sommer understands the gift of time.A decade ago her husband, a Polish journalist, died suddenly of a stroke, leaving her with their 2-year-old daughter, Julia. Three years ago her only brother, a physician based in Norway,…
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New York Times: Putting West African Art in a Global Spotlight

Around the same time in 2017 that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised that the repatriation of African artifacts from French museums would be a “top priority” for his government, Cécile Fakhoury discovered a number that truly…

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