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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 54–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to reveal the ways in which racism, the history of slavery, and the legacy of the British Empire are embedded in such practices. For over twenty years, Evans has been exploring recurring motifs that resonate not only with her personal biography as a Lagos-born, London-based artist, but also...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Maryam Ohadi-Hamadani This article is a study of several works by Guyanese artist Denis Williams and the exhibitions of these works. Williams (1923–98) was a key figure in the history of artists of the then British Empire who made their way to London in the middle of the twentieth century (Williams...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the British Empire (MBE), Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). Though it appeared that among people from an eth- nic minority background accepting such honors the majority were given the MBE, David Adjaye...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Notes 1. This high point was just about the half- way point of the British Empire, if it started...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 138–151.
Published: 01 November 2023
... half of the nineteenth century. Indentured Indian laborers migrated to work in the sugar cane fields along the Natal coast an effect of the global economic changes that ensued following slave emancipation in the British Empire during the 1830s. Britain looked to other locales and sources of labor...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 2004
... as if it had been besieged by the version is informed by more references than there might be grains of sand on any one glorious Caribbean beach. African and Caribbean immigration to and integration in the former center of the British Empire and the subsequent development of a Black British middle...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
... subjectivities, they also dwell on humanity s cruel insistence on getting it wrong. Fluidity, in short, can be a harbinger of traumas to come. For Akomfrah, this speaks to the dynamics of history itself, the fact that a British empire that once comprised half a billion people now cautiously defends its identity...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 144–148.
Published: 01 November 2022
... demonstration tours with Cardew in Britain, Europe, and America in 1962, 1963, and 1972. In 1962, Kwali was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and later an honorary doctorate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She also received the Nigerian National Merit Award in 1980...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 40–45.
Published: 01 May 1998
... the idea that South Africans are producing be• cause of their unique position some of the world's most interest• ing cosmopolitan art. Back in Johannesburg, Hou Hanru's "Hong Kong, etc." at the Rembrandt van Rijn Gallery, struggled to integrate the hyper-ur• banity of Hong Kong the British...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 44–55.
Published: 01 November 2020
... such content. The consequence of this fi- nancial constraint was an aesthetic of improvization marked by semi-amateur conditions and largely unprofessional casts.10 Despite these external factors, Pressure managed to pay homage to a classic novel about émigrés in the British Empire: The Lonely Londoners...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 74–87.
Published: 01 November 2023
... vine curls around crosses labeled Cape Colonies, India, and Australia, quoting a wallpaper that commemorated the expansion of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. Boyce does not lay back and through art does not keep quiet gazing defiantly at the viewer. Also a Black British artist, Zineb...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... was to happen next.8 to retell the past in a new way, which the moment Their neatly pressed suits were complemented with of arrival in the old world (the “mother country” white breast-pocket handkerchiefs, polished brogue of the British Empire) provided for migrants of my shoes, white starched shirts...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 12–17.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., and ration in his work firmly situated it within emergent viewed first hand the work of the European masters. Of contemporary British painting of the period, alongside special interest to him were the post-impressionists and the work of the Borough school. the early modernists...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the topic of repatriation and restitution. This new train is more or less driving neoimperial defenders of the colonialuniversal museums off the symbolic and discursive centerstage. Hollywood, with the 2018 blockbuster film Black Panther, which featured the now famous British Museum scene, joined...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
... postcolonial life cannot be neatly clas• ing and steelmaking methods advanced and an essentialist notion of authen• sified as either Yoruba or British, just...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 38–45.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Such an analysis in turn ic, and aesthetic project of the legendary British group. sets up the discursive parameters for a close hearing and viewing The critical acclaim that subsequently greeted Handsworth of the visionary project of the Black Audio Film Collective...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... at the Cape of Good Hope en route to India the unique role of photographic portraiture in and Australia.4 In Ethiopia, the first photographer to Ethiopia during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie visit was probably a British Protestant missionary, (1930–1974). Portraits of the emperor and his family...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 60–71.
Published: 01 May 2006
... by Britain's slow- borhood, including the school that your kids attend• motion withdrawal from its empire east of Suez." ed, and the local hospital where your daughter was Truman imagined that the United Kingdom would born, were dropped from an American or British provide "the military...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 72–84.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of high jewelry alludes to the global trade in minerals—most specifically, the diamond industry’s spoliation of South Africa’s natural resources, pionered by British imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Special attention is paid to the way Newsome’s subversion of the codes of high jewelry visually and conceptually...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 48–61.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Elizabeth Robles This article proposes a rereading of the timeline of the British Black Arts Movement, and offers early work by the Pakistan-born British artist, writer, and editor Rasheed Araeen as possible starting points for reading the work of a new generation of artists who emerged...