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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 80–91.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Disparities and Deformations, 16. and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, 21. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ed., Monster Theory: Reading Culture examining African American, Caribbean, and black (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 4. British artists in modern and contemporary...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to is a contemporary manifestation of the twentieth-century the fore the ways in which the configuration of global politics of black visibility at the global stage if one takes systems that affect conditions of prosperity in Africa, as into account the cultural argument laid out in the earlier...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
... closet, a trumpet, and even a Miles’s cool, composed concentration. In the early gun — toy, or not. The custom- made black trumpet shots, Barboza found the erotic pride of muscula- is not, in these images, of a wholly di erent order ture; in the later, the skeletal emergence that means from...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 44–56.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Margo Natalie Crawford This essay considers the very use of the word “black” in diasporic freedom struggles as a type of strategic abstraction. Crawford’s focus on blackness as a strategic abstraction deepens our understanding of the practice of diaspora as the practice of black abstraction...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and societies have Africa’s relationship with the world is inevitably not demonstrated a commitment to forge better tied to the legacies of slavery and colonialism, and relations with the black diaspora. The absence of in both moments the continent lost out, sapped of policies that encourage the black...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
...- aesthetic, as variously characterized by direct visual lantic slavery in the historic and ongoing displace- quoting, repetition with variation, appropriation, ments, dislocations, and dispersals confronting call and response, improvisation, and mythological black peoples across the diaspora, Donkor...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as physical objects. More recently, English, Wainwright, and others have looked to frameworks of materiality and phenomenology (respectively), to decenter narratives of racial and ethnic identity in art-historical assessments of works by black and diaspora artists.3 These critiques are not new, nor...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of photographers, scholars, artists, curators, and filmmakers of the African diaspora, the Black Portraiture[s] conference clearly revolved around collaboration, building upon the strengths of each of the organizing institutions as well as the curators, writers, artists, filmmakers, and photographers whose...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 58–71.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Shana L. Redmond Black vocal music is a dynamic alchemy of performance, technology, and strategy deployed in political scenes throughout the diaspora. In this essay, Paul Robeson is situated within the immanent spread of decolonization in the mid-twentieth century (in Africa, in particular...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 122–133.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and children, both within the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. Answering her own question “Where is the black presence?,” she creates self-reflexively experimental and politically radicalized bodies of work in which she dramatizes the invisibilized and misrepresented lives of black subjects...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 164–168.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the African diaspora, thus possessing an archive of images of late twentieth-century African American life, especially African American spiritual culture. Her work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and creole chat of the best-dressed chicken on the street. Saga bwoys and rude bwoys are constituents of the contemporary ragamuffin geneology of subcultural black masculine practices that have been self-fashioned in the rhizoid network of racial, transcultural, and diaspora exchange and transfer. Yet...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Stephanie Smallwood’s concept of “anomalous intimacies,” articulated in her book Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora , in order to think about how these two artists are in conversation with one another and how they represent the black community after the slave trade. I...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of attributing value in the newly creolizing societies of the West Indies. Barbados was the first colony in the New World where Africans formed the majority population. By 1660 Barbados had the largest black population in the New World and was also unique as the only colony where women outnumbered men...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 98–103.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of purpose, a new reason for making “art” “IMAGES”: positive images of Black pride, Black self-determination, weapon images in and for the struggle to heal the minds and the souls of Black folk throughout the African Diaspora. Copyright © 2012 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2012 Remembering...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... My argument speaks to the synchronicity of multiple ideas of blackness within the diasporas, namely that new concepts framing groups of black people are invented...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of cosmopolitan societies and selves; and the changing representation of blackness, desire, and beauty across time and space. His archive thus not only constitutes a rare document of the black experience in postwar Britain during the Swinging Sixties, but also provides an important frame of reference, overlapping...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 8–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a lodestar, a touchstone, and a balm for that self-same Jamaican soul. Miles Davis provided, at the very least, jazz as a musical genre, as a mode of being deeply inflected by race, as a means of delivering solace, succor, and sustenance for two black souls. While there is no symmetry, perfect or imperfect...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Huey Copeland; Naomi Beckwith “Black Collectivities” selectively reproduces and expands on the proceedings of a conference held in Chicago in May 2013 that brought together an international roster of artists, art historians, cultural critics, and curators invested in the histories and futures...