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Carnival costume designed by Ray Mahabir of Sunshine International Arts in 2015, based on Bele or Bel Air, a drum dance and song closely linked to Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration. On display in West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, photographed by Toby Keane
Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Photography courtesy of the British Library
Alice, as she grows larger.
Felabration poster designed by Lemi Ghariokwu for the West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song 'Late at the Library' Fela Kuti special event
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