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A Turbulent South Africa
A Turbulent South Africa (March 2018)
Post-apartheid Social Protest
Jérôme Tournadre - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Frequently praised for its democratic transition, South Africa has experienced an almost uninterrupted cycle of social protest since the late 1990s. There have been increasing numbers of demonstrations against the often appalling living conditions of millions of South Africans, pointing to the fact that they have yet ...(Read More)
 
 
Affective Images
Affective Images (December 2017)
Post-apartheid Documentary Perspectives
Marietta Kesting - Author

Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.

Affective Images examines both canonical and lesser-known photographs and films that address the struggle against apartheid and the new struggles that came into being in post-apartheid times. Marietta Kesting argues for a way of embodied seeing and complements this with feminist and queer film studies, history of photography, media the...(Read More)
 
 
Think Like an Archipelago
Think Like an Archipelago (December 2017)
Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant
Michael Wiedorn - Author

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

With a career spanning more than fifty years as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, Édouard Glissant produced an astonishingly wide range of work, including poems, novels, essays, pamphlets, and theater. In Think Like an Archipelago, Michael Wiedorn offers a fresh interpretation of Glissant’s work as a co...(Read More)
 
 
Existence and Heritage
Existence and Heritage (November 2015)
Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy
Tsenay Serequeberhan - Author

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

In Existence and Heritage, Tsenay Serequeberhan examines what the European philosophical tradition has to offer when encountered from the outsider perspective of postcolonial African thought. He reads Kant in the context of contemporary international relations, finds in Gadamer’s work a way of conceiving relations am...(Read More)
 
 
A Human Necklace
A Human Necklace (December 2013)
The African Diaspora and Paule Marshall's Fiction
Moira Ferguson - Author

Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall’s novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths tow...(Read More)
 
 
Yemoja
Yemoja (November 2013)
Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas
Solimar Otero - Editor
Toyin Falola - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.

This is the first collection of essays to analyze intersectional religious and cultural practices surrounding the ...(Read More)
 
 
Listening to Ourselves
Listening to Ourselves (September 2013)
A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy
Chike Jeffers - Editor
Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Foreword by

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

A groundbreaking contribution to the discipline of philosophy, this volume presents a collection of philosophical essays written in indigenous African languages by professional African philosophers with English translations on the facing pages—demonstrating the linguistic and conceptual resources of African languages for...(Read More)
 
 
Malian Portrait Photography
Malian Portrait Photography (July 2013)
Daniel Leers - Author
Seydou Keïta - Photographer
El Hadj Hamidou Maïga - Photographer
Abdourahmane Sakaly - Photographer
Malick Sidibé - Photographer
El Hadj Tijani Àdìgún Sitou - Photographer

This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.

The influence of Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta has been widespread since their emergence on the international scene in the 1990s. Their intimate black and white photos integrate p...(Read More)
 
 
Mutual Othering
Mutual Othering (July 2013)
Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing
Ahmed Idrissi Alami - Author

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

For the first time, readings of Moroccan travel writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing about Morocco in a critical exploration of nineteenth-century concepts of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the complex dynamics concerning colonial expansion, mili...(Read More)
 
 
Photo-Rapide
Photo-Rapide (July 2013)
François Deschamps - Author

Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.

The U.S.-based photographer François Deschamps travelled to Mali on a Fulbright in 2010 and immersed himself in the urban and rural matrix that gave rise a compelling post-colonial visual identity. Working in collaboration with Malian artists and craftsmen, Deschamps took a series ...(Read More)
 
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