There’s no question that the 2016 presidential election is like none other in U.S. history. 🇺🇸 The unpredictable nature of the campaign have publishers predicting a boom in political reads in the months to come. 📖 Click the link in our bio to read more about the literary possibilities. 🎨: Ryan Inzana for EW
Considering the possibility of a truly proletarian art, the great English literary critic William Empson once wrote, “the reason an English audience can enjoy Russian propagandist films is that the propaganda is too remote to be annoying.' Perhaps this is why American artists and bohemians have so often taken to the political iconography of far-flung regimes, in ways both romantic and ironic.
Nana Asma’u (full name: Nana Asma’u bint Shehu Usman dan Fodiyo) 1793–1864 was a princess, poet, teacher, and daughter of the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate,Usman dan Fodio. She remains a revered figure in northern Nigeria. Nana Asma’u is held up by some as an example of education and independence of women.