December issue: ELI’s golden footprint | Masa Mara

‘So what’s your story?’ I ask Eli in the broadest sense possible, deliberately leaving the question as open as I can. My hope is to present him with an empty canvas, so to speak; a blank piece of fabric on which he can trace the lines of his narrative as he pleases. He is an artist, after all. And his forte – the pulse that animates his work, in fact – is the telling of African stories with brave colours and prints.

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