'A beautifully designed short encyclopedia of contemporary art ... Enlightening'
The New York Times Book Review
'The world as we know it, has in many ways been shaped by the creative genius of Black people and their unparalleled contribution to civilisation. This publication draws on the civilisational splendour of our forebears, while also serving as a call for today's Black artists to use their creative genius to reconfigure the face of the world once more and to humanise it through art. For this reason, I am both honoured and excited to be a co-architect of this historic moment'
'So proud and honoured to be in this very very VERY important publication ... magical'
Larry Achiampong, artist
'I’m absolutely delighted to be included in this beautiful publication ... brilliant'
Harold Offeh, artist
'The inspiring mixture is both eclectic and innovative, providing personal histories and an appreciation of their acumen and originality in a variety of art forms. An essential read for any reader wanting to delve into contemporary art'
Children's Books Ireland
'I recommend this for teachers of all ages who are seeking to decolonialise the curriculum'
'An intriguing source of ideas and inspiration for both teachers and students'
'A necessary collection for artists and art lovers, this anthology highlights twenty-six Black contemporary artists. Offering recognition and praise for artists routinely locked out of mainstream art conversations, this book highlights their stories, their specific styles, and reproduces one of their signature works'
'What makes this volume unique is that it’s all about revealing the power of the arts through the lenses of creators from across the global African diaspora... Jackson offers a concise biography of each artist, explores the methods they utilize, and presents a full-color reproduction of one (or more) of their signature works... A magnificent assemblage of Black artists we all need to know and cherish'
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
'A vibrant vital book ... it has electricity and fierce celebration'
'A concise introduction to 26 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora who work in drawing, ceramics, installation art, painting, performance, photography, and sculpture ... Their stories are told in images and easy-to-follow texts set in a brightly colorful layout'