Books

“The art of Africa is known as a casualty of colonial exploitation, surviving principally in the museums of other continents, never seen by the people who created it. What reappears among African artists today is regarded as a renaissance of a destroyed tradition.

Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s book is a revelation, not of that renaissance but of a glorious continued existence, under the most destructive forms of physical and psychological hardship imaginable, of an artistic culture at the very centre of life itself…..The beauty of this book is unsurpassed in its combination of content and meaning. Its art is also the art of life”

Nadine Gordimer

“What is Africa to me? It is mysterious, it is exciting, and it has been made more wonderful and more knowable because of the women’s art. The women of West Africa and Margaret Courtney-Clarke”
Maya Angelou

Cape Dutch Homesteads
Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain

Photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Foreword by David Goldblatt

Essay by Sean O’Toole

Ndebele
Ndebele

by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

African Canvas
African Canvas

by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Foreword by Maya Angelou

Imazighen
Imazighen

The Vanishing Traditions of Berber Women

by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Essays by Geraldine Brooks

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

The Poetry of Living

by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Foreword by Oprah Winfrey

Maya Angelou
My Painted House
My Friendly Chicken
and Me

by Maya Angelou
Photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Kofi and His Magic
Kofi and His Magic

by Maya Angelou

Photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Cape Dutch Homesteads
Cape Dutch Homesteads

Photographs by David Goldblatt & Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Places in the Sand
Places in the Sand

by Margaret Courtney-Clarke