Do you think that interest in studying African art and culture has increased recently?

I sincerely believe that the idea that there is more to narrative than what we now offer has come to the attention of the globe, and especially the African Diaspora. Presently, the Diaspora is leading the Black mind’s liberation and could be the catalyst for any Black comeback.

The 2020 BLM demonstrations pulled back the curtain, revealing a huge void in the concerns around Black lives. Our growth as a race is nevertheless systemically undercut by a hole left by a history of intentional and institutional exclusion that has become normalised over time. Otherwise, this gap would serve as the archive for all of our knowledge assets, dating back to our ancestors’ days in Africa. Going forward, a great deal of work needs to be done. In an institutional context, the right