NCAI publications include original commissioned essays, interviews, articles, and reports offered by writers from East Africa. Dive into the insights, research, and thought leadership that underscores our commitment to documentation of the artists’ creativity.
All publications are available to read in our Library & Resource Centre and also available for sale at the gallery.
I HOPE SO: SANE WADU
I Hope So: Sane Wadu follows the expansion and development of Wadu’s conceptual preoccupations, beginning with an early interest in bucolic scenes of pastoral life which would evolve into incisive social commentary, a complex exploration of the intersection of faith and politics, and an ongoing critique of societal contradictions. An illuminating essay by Mukami Kuria and an interview with Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo offer readers different entry points into Wadu’s penetrating vision.
MWILI, AKILI NA ROHO:
Ten Figurative Painters from East Africa
Mwili, Akili Na Roho: Ten Figurative Painters from East Africa features the work of ten artists from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The book contains an experimental text by Lutivini Majanja, a historical essay by Prof. George Kyeyune, and excerpts from the autobiography of Asaph Ng’ethe Macua. Together these texts provide important context for the artistic practices highlighted in the exhibition.
THE LONG WAY HOME:
CHELENGE VAN RAMPELBERG
'The Long Way Home', is a small publication featuring an interview between Chelenge Van Rampelberg and Nairobi-based Curator Rose Jepkorir to accompany Chelenge's retrospective exhibition at NCAI.