At The Kraal, our storytelling is communicated through; an in depth study of African history, arts & culture, traditions & spirituality and lifestyle. Our work seeks to answer one simple question: how do we add value to our reader’s life?
From this vision, we are committed to the truth. Looking for it and spreading it as much as we can. This is also why The Kraal is a open & collaborative platform in the sense where everyone can bring his/her knowledge and insights.
Ultimately, the goal of our platform is to be a voice for the black world as a whole, with Africa at its center.
EDUCATE & EMPOWER is our mission.
#Decolonization is our weapon.
Welcome & enjoy the ride,
African Twilight is the two-volume, slipcased magnum opus of the two pioneering documentary photographers of African tribal cultures and ceremonies–a world that is quickly vanishing before our very eyes.
Now, nearly two decades after these photographer’s landmark African Ceremonies and with a greater sense of urgency, this book completes the journey, covering disappearing rituals and ceremonies from some of the most inaccessible corners of the African continent, to create the definitive statement on this subject. This new landmark volume will set the standard for capturing a visual testament to the vanishing traditions of African peoples.No other book like this exists or can ever be created again, as more than 40 percent of what has been documented here has already vanished.
For the last 15 years of their four decades of African fieldwork, world-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have continued their journey across Africa, seeking out remote communities to record the sacred ceremonies, powerful art forms, and boundless creativity of the people living there today. This ground-breaking book is a testament to these vanishing moments and peoples. African Twilight is a celebration of the powerful artistry and boundless creativity of Africa’s cultural heritage for audiences worldwide, transporting viewers into a world of connections between individual and community, body and soul, land and people. All of the photography is previously unpublished.