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Akané Okoshi

akané okoshi writes about art, film, and material history.

Tayo Giwa’s The Sun Rises in the East

Uhuru Sasa Shule, which translates to “Freedom Now School” in Kiswahili, was the heartbeat of The East, a Brooklyn-based organization founded in 1969 by Black people committed to self-determination, social justice, and diasporic world-building.

In Conversation

Cauleen Smith with akané okoshi

Shot on 16mm by interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith, Drylongso (1998) is a tender yet unflinching dispatch from 1990s Oakland.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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