This catalog accompanies an exhibition that will be held at the musée du quai Branly from January 31 to November 19, 2017.
Both aim to make Africa known and recognized as a continent involved in the history of the world. Here, the "routes" of Africa are river, land, sea, commercial, migratory, colonial, and sometimes spiritual; they have contributed to the circulation and contacts of men, materials and works.
From prehistoric times to the present, Africa has given and received from outside. The selection of works, based on aesthetics and pedagogy, highlights the richness of these exchanges, which have always nourished the cultures and arts of the African continent and its neighbors.
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