THEMA Cooking in Africa: recipes and artworks, photography and writtings by African and Caribbean authors and artists
Appetite, Entertain, Loxxxve, Worship, Delirium, Ecstasy
Art Portfolios : Christian Sabas, Wilhiam Zitte, Kentridge, Louis Jansen Van Vuuren, Penny Siopis, Tommy Motswai, Marcos Lora Read, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Télémaque, Henry Koombes Kums
Photography : Haron Kasco, Patrice Felix Tchicaya, Rotimi Fani Kayode, René Pena Gonzales, Anita Conti, Touré Béhan Mandémory, Santu Mofokeng
Literature : Monénembo, Ruben Mowszowski, Ernest Pépin, Farid Abdelouahab, Patrick Chamoiseau, Michèle Rakotoson, José Kossi Efoui, Abdourahman Waberi
Architecture, herritage, design
Talks - Memories
Editor N'Goné Fall
100 pages 33x23cm
Published in December 1996
In French and English
Of the Appetite of the World
From his eyes, his fingers, his lips and tongue he brings the very essence of nature into the body. Dishes invade the head with colours and flavours that become the senses and meanings of life, without even having to be named.
I’m hungry for you. I eat you so that you will be inside me: you – the warrior that fights me, the love that has already devoured my head. I’m hungry for you. For you to be inside me with your flesh and your feathers, your taste and your smell, your water, your salt, your fire and wind, your heaven and your earth.
The day I am no longer hungry for you I will dry up like an abandoned lover.
To eat, to cook, this is what Revue Noire has been trying to do since the first issue: prepare a stew of the world to eat to your fill. Gathering meats, fruits, vegetables and spices to make the food of the world. A world of image to satisfy the body. Cooking is neither a metaphor nor an art, it is a functional necessity to make the body and the senses live: it means setting up a rite, finding a form to share with everyone. Dying of hunger means killing our life together.
by Jean Loup Pivin
contents of RN 23 :
RECIPES FROM AFRICA AND DIASPORA / Tamxarit, Thiéré Bassi, Aphrodisiacs, Medecine to help a girl breats, Gboman sauce with sesame, Fish Moqueca, Fakouhoye, Moambe Monkey, Ouassous Heads, Millet Beer, Banana Beer, ''Délégué Chicken'
ART / Christian Sabas, Wilhiam Zitte, Kentridge, Louis Jansen Van Vuuren, Penny Siopis, Tommy Motswai, Simon Stone, Marcos Lora Read, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Télémaque, Afi Nayo, Elio Rodriguez, Reyrino Tamayo, Henry Koombes Kums, Ass M'Bengue, Jean Marie Claude Bruce, Florence Fofana, Pascale Marthine Tayou
PHOTO / Haron Kasco, Pluto Panoussis, Ananias Dago, Patrice Felix Tchicaya, Rotimi Fani Kayode, René Pena Gonzales, Bob Cnoops, Bouna Medoune Seye, Anita Conti, Chris Young, Touré Béhan, Santu Mofokeng
LITERATURE / Monénembo, Ruben Mowszowski, Ernest Pépin, Farid Abdelouahab, Patrick Chamoiseau, Michèle Rakotoson, José Kossi Efoui, Abdourahman Waberi
DANCE / Hip Hop, Total Konfusion, Quintessence, Käfig, Hakim Maiche, MBDT, David Valentine, Art Zone, Mathias Azevedo, Grupo Corpo, Salia Sanon, Seydou Boro, Dynamic Style
MUSIC / Daraa' J
DESIGN / Sedikh Traoré
TALKS MEMORY ART NEWS / SANG, Barbara Lepêcheux, Mahougnon Kakpo, Gloria Moura, Isabelle Boni Claverie, Nathalie Rosticher, Amédé Mulin, Jean Michel Bruyère
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