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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 108–124.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Celeste-Marie Bernier “When people think of enslavement often art is the last thing on anyone’s mind,” declares Kimathi Donkor. He refuses to shy away from the stark reality that the “profits of slave trading and slavery resulted in money spent commissioning art works that ended up on walls...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 116–118.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Wilson. Copeland cleverly mines the conceptual, generational, and contextual ties among these high-profile practitioners to assert that by evoking but refusing to visually portray enslaved black bodies in their installations, the artists redirected attention toward how this antebellum structure continues...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: conquest, commerce, and cosmopolitanism. Global commerce was the condition of possibility of cosmopolitanism, but what had long structured global commerce was a composite of rapacity, enslavement, violence, domination, and some good. The author proposes that the contemporary study of cosmopolitanism...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 112–127.
Published: 01 November 2022
... reference to machetes as code for Black criminality). Other associations, ones that Sinclair is keen to advance in his work, relate to the African diaspora, Caribbean history (particularly that of Haiti), and the machete as a symbol of enslavement and a tool in insurrections against slavery. The article...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of reparations for the descendants of enslaved people exists in the United States to this day. What is more, Black lives remain marked by what historian Saidiya Hartman has called the afterlife of slavery skewed life chances, limited access to health and education, premature death, incarceration...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the the unexhibited pieces to find representations of eighteenth-century bourgeois home, where tobacco enslaved persons or of slavery, and to walk through had entered the quotidian of European men. the galleries in the search of an invisible humanity It was also important not to confuse representa- and the traces...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of subal- history has transformed both time and place into tern mastery over history by achieving a transcen- sites of dissonance and domination that objectify dental sense of identity. and enslave the people who inhabit them. Sembène Sembène’s engagement with history and histori- further...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... glimpses into much deeper conversations about the accounts by seventeenth-century British officials ambiguous notions of masculinity and femininity, on their transactions between the Maroons. The varying societal representations of black Caribbean Jamaican Maroons were communities of enslaved female...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 132–137.
Published: 01 November 2022
... (2016), named after a French ship carrying enslaved people where in 1819, after a contagious ill­ ness caused blindness for nearly all who were aboard, the captain ordered thirty-nine enslaved African women and men to be thrown overboard. While this history is not visualized, it is signaled by windows...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 130–131.
Published: 01 May 2006
... paper, against African Americans, as part of a continuum and the other one will be in relationship to Leigh from the period of enslavement to the beating of Raiford's paper. First of all, something that came to Rodney King and the murder...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 96–106.
Published: 01 May 2023
... partus sequitur ventrem, in which a child s enslaved status followed that of the mother a strategy to ensure that the children of white men and enslaved Black women were not freed.4 Spillers writes, The African-American male has been touched, therefore, by the mother, handed by her in ways that he...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 146–159.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., political, and racist motivations that led to slavery were not eradicated on June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, when enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, obt­ained freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Harnessing the potential of the museum to address thorny questions, Clark...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (9): 68–69.
Published: 01 November 1998
... to a savage, un• Grahamstown, South Africa claimed Africa, bringing with them a long future of economic exploitation "I watched a snail crawl along the and political enslavement. edge...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 101–112.
Published: 01 November 2023
... eighteenth-century illustrated guide to the plants and insects of Suriname, produced by Dutch slave owner Maria Sybilla Merian. The work pays homage to the overlooked contributions of enslaved African women without whose labor this book would never have come to fruition. The tapestry visualizes two pages...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2007
... years. One person explained her dream descendants of enslaved Africans forcibly brought for going to Europe, "My mother left us here and by Europeans to the so-called new world to work went to England in 1962; she never came home."7 the sugar cane, rice, and tobacco plantations...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 150–157.
Published: 01 May 2009
... production in the Western Cape. Painting (1988). Siopis's appropriation of photo• Searle proceeds to lie down and appears to fall copied images depicting "a global visual culture of asleep. Moments later she begins to dangerously enslavement" is conceptually alluded to in Night...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 8–21.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that the expected attendance of large, international audiences at the exposition of­ fered an opportunity to shape public opinion about African Americans. In the period after the Civil Burns Nka 11 War, US society remained unresolved about the role of formerly enslaved people after failed Reconstruc­ tion...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 71.
Published: 01 May 1999
... tradition of call-and-response brought over by enslaved people, New York artist Charlotte Ka, sounds a call. Through her multimedia exhibition, "Cowries, Crosses and Black-eyed Peas," Ka voices metaphorical calls to awaken, to heal, and to hope. Like the musicalform, the aesthetic...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 110–120.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and sexuality is a complete nar- transaction would have been illegal at the time rative of her life story as the artist imagined her. when the enslavement of indigenous Indians had The labels or titles printed below the scenes serve been outlawed under Barbados’s slave laws. But as a to frame the reading...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to the uncanny and death. Beginning ing or dead? with images of newspapers into which still photo- According to Jentsch, the uncanny involves a graphs of enslaved Africans are inserted and then confrontation with death that is symbolized by digitally altered, the film...