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Gold Coast Trading Co. 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch' Lookbook

Seattle via Cote d'Ivoire streetwear label Gold Coast Trading Co. presents its latest collection, 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch.'

Since linking with Petite Noir and his Drone Society crew for the sleek Golden Drones capsule collection earlier this summer, Seattle by way of Cote d'Ivoire clothing label Gold Coast Trading Co. has been hard at work prepping the latest line of its symbolism-filled gear. Founding designer Emeka Alams recently unveiled the first installment of GCTC's new lookbook North African Games - #BootlegMerch featuring graphic tees, tanks, snapbacks, sweatshirts and long sleeve tees emblazoned with their trademark cryptic motifs. The conceptual line, modeled by Yana Bovenistier, takes its inspiration from North Africa and channels a minimalist aesthetic that seeks to reimagine the oral histories and sartorial moods surrounding a fictional sporting event-the 1990 North African Games held in Tunisia. Pieces from the inaugural release of North African Games - #BootlegMerch are now available in limited quantities online and in select shops in South Africa, Japan and France. Click through the gallery above for a look at the new apparel from the rising streetwear brand. Keep up with Gold Coast Trading Co. on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


>>>Gold Coast Trading Co.'s 'North African Games - #BootlegMerch' Lookbook

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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