159pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New Haven & London, 2019
A collection of essays on the personal motivations of the art collector by Nigerian Nobel Laureate and longtime art collector Wole Soyinka. He discusses the role of identity, tradition, and originality in making, collecting, and exhibiting African art today.
"Wole Soyinka, the great Afro-Atlantic master, speaks with authority and compassion about the art and literature of the black world. Beyond Aesthetics is insightful, essential reading." Robert Farris Thompson, author of Flash of the Spirit and Tango: the art history of love.