"An exciting dawn has arrived for graffiti and street art in Africa”
—Excerpt from Street Art Africa, by Cale Waddacor
South African artist, musician and photographer Cale Waddacor has compiled more than 200 artistic works-a decade worth of Waddacor photographing street art-from across the continent to produce his second book, which expands upon his first, Graffiti of South Africa. This extensive visual survey features artwork from hastily created revolutionary graffiti art to meticulously planned, commissioned murals. The book's highlights include explanations on the history and context for each piece, which connect readers to the meaning behind the art. Waddacor organized the book by each of the major continental regions, and he included standout pieces from each. Personally, the abstract graffiti and portraits from Western Africa made me nostalgic for the street art I have often seen on my own trips back home to Southern Asia. Much more than a coffee-table book, this IS captivating look into Africa's street art scenes.