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Featuring Philani A Nyoni

Poet/Performance Artist

37 min / Published October 17, 2020

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In Art Lexica: Philani A Nyoni, Wesley Pepper sits down with the poet/performance artist. Some call Philani the contemporary Dambudzo Marechera. They talk about his award winning book, Philtrum. The cover art was designed by young up-and-coming artist, Daniel Rodrigues.

Cover art for Philani A Nyoni's book Philtrum, about Zimbabwean former leader Robert Mugabe, became a social media sensation. The illustration was done by Daniel Rodrigues.

Cover Art by Daniel Rodrigues

Art Lexica: Philani A Nyoni. Wesley explores how covid-19 opened up the content creation space. Philani says the lockdown was beneficial because it actually gave him time to write. Likewise, he has some interesting projects in the pipeline! The connection was bad. And for that reason, Wesley promises to bring Philani back soon! Above all, follow the show notes.

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Importantly, Wesley set up this podcast as a platform. To talk art, processes and the politics of art and activism. Special thanks to Chris Morrow 4 for the theme music. The podcast is now also available on iHeartRadio. Or you can visit the website feed

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