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Our Second Day in Accra by Unoma Giese

Posted: May 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

It has taken us longer than planned to organise the queue for the shower and a breakfast that entailed going shopping for ingredients and we are running late for our appointment with the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Nike and Amaize decide to stay and catch up on backlog and we leave to take on the […]

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We have Arrived in Accra and Journey Continues

Posted: April 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Pandji’s home on Osu Badu Street is an art collector’s delight and a haven for artistic souls. Upon our arrival at the gate, we are welcome by a concert of barking dogs that cause Emeka and Chriss to race back to into the safety of Snowwhite. “A Doberman! And other dogs!” they gush excitedly. Dogs?! […]

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IB Team now in Lomé

Posted: April 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hotel Ghis gives us the much needed solace and a chance to collate our photos and compose our thoughts. It is becoming something of a home away from home for us, an invisible border on the Lome- Togo stretch that says ‘comfort is here’, and we are always willing to cross it into welcoming arms. […]

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IB Team arrives in Cotonou by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: April 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

10 of us… you know our names already. We arrive in trickles, Chriss and Unoma first, and others gradually after. We rustle the stately quietude of Thorborn Street, site of Frame Shop Extra , our agreed meeting point. We laugh, we hug, we greet, we change into our swanking new tees, we paste our posters, […]

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Invisible Borders 2010, another journey of courage by Nigerian photographers

Posted: April 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

The team of Invisible Borders 2010 are ready to take off for this year’s edition. It has been quite a struggle, especially considering that we only had 5 months after the trip in 2009 to organise for this one. Our plan was to move on to a bigger agenda, so unlike the first trip, we […]

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Invisible Borders 2010 – Lagos to Dakar

Posted: April 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

The 2nd edition of “Invisible Borders” is set to kick off. IB 2010 sees 11 Nigerian photographers and a film maker on a road trip from Lagos passing through Cotonou, Lomé, Accra, Abidjan, Bamako and finally arriving in Dakar. This year’s trip is anchored to the Biennale of Contemporary African Art of Dakar (Dak’Art 2010) […]

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Spot of bother – our misadventures in Mali

Posted: November 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Monday 16th 2009 I tell you, if I were superstitious, I’d say today is not our lucky day. We are all ready to head home. It has been a wonderful yet exhausting two weeks. Productive, energising, relevant are just a few understatements that come to mind, now to feed them into the focus. It is […]

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Pure Luck by Unoma Giese

Posted: November 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Many aspects of western culture have crept in to fuse with our own many African cultures, and today on Friday the 13th, I ask myself if as many people here on the continent are preoccupied with the concept of luck on this day as are in America, Australia and Europe. Incidentally, Friday the 13th has […]

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Writing the Journey Bobo Dioulasso to Bamako

Posted: November 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Monday 9th November 2009 Monday morning; and we are all up, dressed and ready to roll by 5:30am. We leave and head for the bus terminal in Bobo-Dioulasso. Formalities proceed as in interstate travel with luxury buses back home. Our luggage is tagged and stowed away. We commence our journey at 9.00am. All goes well […]

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Surprise SurPrize!

Posted: November 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Uche Okpa-Iroha, a Nigerian photographer and one of the 10 photographers of the Invisible Borders 2009 has won the Seydou Keita Award at the Bamako Photography biennale, in addition to a recent award from the Fondation Blachire! Thumbs up! This is only the beginning! It’s midweek and we’ve not stopped since we got here. Partying, […]

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