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This article offers a critique of the concept of "people of color," highlighting a form of blindness to the singularity of racial slavery internal to its articulation. It pursues a theoretical itinerary that reads the radical black feminism of Saidiya Hartman and Hortense Spillers, the political...
This essay examines the historical emergence and recent revival of the figure of the tsotsi via the transatlantic migration of aesthetic forms and their dispersal across generic and social spaces. The historical arc of the tsotsi traverses a period that opens at the beginning of apartheid and...
This editorial note introduces the translations that follow of two pieces written in fall 1956 by Aimé Césaire: his speech "Culture and Colonization," delivered at the first Congrès International des Ecrivains et Artistes Noirs, hosted by the journal Présence Africaine in Paris in September, and...
This essay offers a close reading of the Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty's film Hyenas and looks especially at the way the film addresses issues of development and dependency in postcolonial and contemporary Africa. Released in 1992, Hyenas is an adaptation of the Swiss writer Friedrich...
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