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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 56–61.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the traces of remoteness in closeness; to domesticate the unfamiliar; to work with what seem to be opposites—it is this cultural, historical, and aesthetic sensitivity that underlies the term Afropolitanism —a political and cultural stance in relation to the nation, to race, and to the issue of difference...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 136–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... African cura- tors with the aim to create exhibitions that would develop into transcultural dialogues about African contemporary art practice. My designated region was South Africa, where I collaborated with Khwezi Gule, then curator at Johannesburg Art Gallery.2 Bringing Afropolitanism to the Arctic...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and cultural production. This article focuses on the use of the term Afropolitan , which has made its way into African artistic and literary criticism as a crossover from the fashion and popular culture arenas. In thinking about the usefulness of “Afropolitanism,” the author revisits the notion of c...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2009
... artists essays included in this issue of Nka . These exhibitions and tions of immigrant literary and artistic production in the con - Afropolitan, a suggestive composite term, is where “cos - continues to afford us a fresh look at the renewed importance platforms not only...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... discourses of identity in order to embrace more universal subjects. Two currently used terms that are applied to describe black artists— post-black and Afropolitan —are discussed from a perspective that questions their universal applicability and raises attention to the heterotemporal aspects of being black...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2023
... de la relation: Poésie en étendue (Paris: Gallimard, 2009), 124. My translation. 5 Glissant, Poetics of Relation, 156. 6 Glissant, Philosophie de la Relation, 71. My translation. 7 Glissant, Poetics of Relation, 111. Historicizing the Images and Politics of the Afropolitan Radical History Review...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 126–131.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... These include efforts to update the postcolonial troping of cosmopoli- tanism (as in Afropolitanism) or the hermeneutic wrench of the trope itself (as in afrotropes), to give but two notable examples preoccupied with the ex-centric thinking of Africa in and as a cultural world system and not a see-saw...
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Nka (2024) 2024 (54): 34–49.
Published: 01 May 2024
... to the cultural and spiritual roots of Bahia.38 This sense of connection, combined with our political stance as Afro-diasporic artists, aligns with the principles of Afropolitanism, which the artist describes as a place enabling tension between identity and cultural borders, transmuting belonging...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... citizens and commuters Afropolitan, in line with Mbembe.26 The faces of who, against all odds, creatively resist the capitalist these potential travelers are “identified” by several colonization of urban space by retaining a sense types of traditional African masks and the hybrid, of community...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and growing their fashion industries, under cally incompatible. South African fashion scholar apartheid, black women and men had restricted legal Leora Farber claims that styles such as the Afro options for exercising physical and financial power. look (and its offspring—Afropolitan, Afro-chic, Spending...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 80–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... a With two new essays—"Notes from Down South: source of power in the negotiation of the field of Towards Defining Contemporary African cultural production, and it is the momentary Practice" by JAG Chief Curator Clive Kellner and power generated by Africa Remix that has been "Afropolitanism...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of these designers, label in Kampala. She has a gift for feminine, playful Africa is beginning to redefine the luxury fashion tailoring. industry. The Luxury Conference 2012, spearheaded In New York, the Afropolitan fashion scene by the International Herald Tribune, focused...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 22–35.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., a dynamic sound installation that draws together the voices of Fernandes the Afropolitan sophisticate, the humorless (white) expert, and the bombastic pidgin English...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... cosmopolitan (Afropolitan?) citizenship. There is ment of the embedded nature of humanism in its obviously a way to see the power of citizenship as practices owing to the history of radical refusal of continuous with nationalism and nation building, colonial violence, to Ikem Okoye’s remonstrations...