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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of identity in the context of Ghana in the twentieth century. By examining the ways that specific materials, icons, media, images, and objects interact and create a multiplicity of meaning and narratives within a body of work, I begin to uncover how these layers translate to and create discourse with my lived...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (48): 163–165.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Ibrahim Mahama © 2021 by Nka Publications 2021 Ibrahim Mahama, collage of Nkrumah Voli (one of the many silos built in the early 1960s by Kwame Nkrumah, first prime minister and president of Ghana, toward the economic independence project, abandoned after his coup in 1966), with an image...
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Nka (1994) 1994 (1): 42.
Published: 01 May 1994
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 140–144.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., and Jefferson Pinder, and continues on to Accra, Ghana in 2014. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014 W. E. B. Du Bois Du Bois in Our Time University Museum of Contemporary Art University of Massachusetts Amherst exhibition...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Ian Bourland This article considers recent films by the artist John Akomfrah (b. 1957, Ghana). It argues that Vertigo Sea , The Airport , and Purple exemplify a new phase of black British art production. While building on the methods and themes that characterize his time with the Black Audio Film...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... become, uniquely perhaps, the only African studio photographer to leave the continent before 1960 to study and practice in Europe. Whether in Ghana or England, Barnor documented cultures in transformation, new identities coming into being—the fragmented experience of modernity and diaspora; the shaping...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 56–69.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-­Africanists like Kwame Nkrumah, modern Ghana’s first president. Although Nkrumah’s Pan-­ Africanism was defined by the rhetoric of continen- tal political emancipation and unity, his advocacy of cultural nationalism served as a prime catalyst for the widespread celebration and official spectacu...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the Afro-wearing daughter of a domestic laborer, specifically referenced African Americans and their stunned the panel of judges as she strutted across the culture. For example, African Americans who set- stage in the dress of Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, and Sotho tled in postcolonial Ghana were collectively...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 60–67.
Published: 01 May 2007
... process of bricolage, the reconfiguration of cul• English in the 35mm and 16mm formats. A simi• tures from imported materials, a process that lar, but less phenomenal development took place works through improvisation, substitution, and in Ghana, which, in the careers of Kwaw...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and the Republic of roots for black nationalism and the American civil Congo while traveling to Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, rights movement. Côte d’Ivoire, and other African locales. In the case of Kehinde Wiley, Négritude provides In Africa Wiley continued the working methods...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... West: nor East ther nei face “We Nkrumah, Kwame Ghana, of president first the by dependence in of statement 1960s the adopting By countries. African inWest exists character cultural unique and strong a with scene art acontemporary that aware Kingdom United...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 72.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Thru March 27, 1995 Grace Kwatni Sculpture The painter DESMOND FlADjOE, from Ghana, passed away after a brief illness in New York in November...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2011
... is conceived, proudly, University of Science and Technology, If the retrospective obscures evi- as an archipelago, a set of islands Kumasi, Ghana, during this decade. Its dence of the artist’s earliest work, it through which the viewer can wander art school followed closely the curri- does better...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 96–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... very intriguing to me. I give you an idea of where I started before moving on to I made work initially with wood, working on trays on which the conversation. I was born in Ghana sixty-­six years ago. I applied these signs as a way of understanding them more. I remained in Ghana for thirty-­one...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 4–6.
Published: 01 November 2019
... creating, in Lagos at least, the circumstances whereby Africa can more substantially avail itself of what its own modern and contemporary artists are doing. Though based in Lagos, for Silva, international meant as much about working in Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, or Mali as it might be working in cities...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... robes, and silk suits in his work, Pinocchio's desire to be a boy inverts black birth home of Kumasi, Ghana, the seat of tradi• male resistance to the term while, at the same tional authority among the Asante people. 112'lMka Journal of Contemporary African Art Under The Rug, 2005, oil...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 98–99.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... and Egypt. More countries: What are the possible advan• Ghana, Kenya and Senegal were tages, and what are the disad...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 14–21.
Published: 01 May 2014
... by saying that “people always ask me ures in Testament looked forward to: a pan-­Africanist future where I’m from.” We constructed The Otolith Group in order announced by the government of independent Ghana, led to derail the expectations that inform that question. by Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Tuakli-Wosurnu), continent into a conceptualization of the global as an the internationally celebrated author of Ghana active agent rather than a constantly overdetermined, Must Go.14 Selasi is a woman of mixed African heri- monocultural, passive entity. tage, Ghanaian and Nigerian, who was born...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 112–115.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., particularly in and of valuing African heritage within the past.It isalsoasymbolof Ghana Sankofa arm inNo.17abird pecksitsback,or to the work.Under the outstretched signs add another layerof resonance proverbs attached toindividual adinkra bols rather than colored cloth. And the Ankomah dresses hisfigures...