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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 250–262.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Amanda Gilvin In the early 1970s, author and president of the National Assembly of Niger Boubou Hama argued that it was Africa’s duty to save humanity. He maintained that only Africa’s spiritual humanism was capable to countering Western industrial dehumanization and environmental destruction. Hama...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 8–13.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Françoise Vergès The objective of the organized visits titled “The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity (2012)” was to explore how slavery had contaminated Europeans’ tastes, ways of living, consuming, receiving, and representation of themselves. Looking at the paintings featuring men smoking...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of September through a rendering of her memory in a color scale 11, 2001, when he observed the planes hitting the of cosmic magnitude and human-scaled space, towers. This significant work was included in the which hints at her vast importance to culture and 2013 Venice Biennale...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 62–71.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Manuela Ribeiro Sanches Cosmopolitanism has been invoked to stress the potential advantages of thinking beyond the nation with regard to human rights, diasporic or intellectual affinities, as well as other forms of affiliation. However, nationalism does not have to amount to a mere manifestation...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 126–135.
Published: 01 May 2020
... undergraduate class-rooms some time ago.1 We were discussing the transatlantic slave trade, its enduring effects, and the reparations movement. I encouraged wild and stimulating ideas, secretly hoping for some hu- mor to temper a sensitive topic. A student suggested humane bank loans. I tried a correction...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 142–147.
Published: 01 November 2012
...- 8. Boris Gorelik, “How the World Was Won: Tretchikoff Goes ter for Humanities Research of the University of the International,” in Lamprecht, Tretchikoff, the People’s Painter, 132. Western Cape, South Africa, and a lecturer at the 9. Ibid., 126. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of of artistic re- artistic of acts by uplifted and redeemed be can people discarded of humanity the so validated, and recovered be can things discarded as Just beings. human over left and Lifesavers”) as “Leftovers heading the has text wall (one things leftover between...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 34–47.
Published: 01 May 2011
... salvation instead of a fully reciprocal, and the swerve back to the business of the love triangle. hence fully human, encounter. In Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old, the bright In the following detailed account, I organize the blue water reappears in full, irresistible force, wip...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of subsistence and of sugar plantations, of coffee and tobacco and cot- dubious origin” and stand “alongside ruined and ton plantations — the endless story of human pro- adventurous offshoots of the bourgeoisie.”16 Marx gression from subsistence economies to capitalism. extends his ethnological study...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 92–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and photographic work, this exhibition offered viewers a rare opportunity to explore the scope of Alexander’s artistic universe. Against the backdrop of apartheid and its aftermath, Alexander’s artistic practice draws on her sensitivity to sociopolitical issues to examine the hybridity and mutability of human...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Rodia Watts vehicle for personal expression, but as a tool for Tower Festival; and, along with Alonzo Davis, the broader commentary on the environment, society, Day of the Drum, a festival focused on rhythmic and human interactions; these salient works are instruments—he had the unique opportunity...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
... them seem the display case hint at the black-white color dy - alive. In terms of associations with the human fig...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 8–17.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of life — liberty, equality, and solidarity lypse.”8 Throughout this deadly struggle, Fanon between human beings — he participated in the sided with the Algerian people. And from that war against the Nazis. This experience taught him moment, France stopped recognizing him as one...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 128–137.
Published: 01 May 2013
... register the human being as an agent the world as a state of emergency, an experience from 132 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 32 • Spring 2013 Berlin à fleur de peau, detail, 2010. Courtesy Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Uwe Walther which it cannot fully free itself all its...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 40–51.
Published: 01 November 2016
... characters in a recognizable scene. Humanities. However, the assumption of an ordinary scene does not account for the painting’s energy concentrated Notes in the naked man. The all-too-neat term “nude,” 1 The list includes seven paintings as follows: Scipio Moorhead...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., another era of highly sider the end of blackness, or a post-racial era, while influential black intellectuals, artists, and antiapart- the US justice system shows how racialized injustice heid activists comes slowly to an end, heralded by the is prevailing. Black human beings present the main passing...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 30–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., given the West's long history of engendering "Others," one may already suspect that the histories and "evolution" of racism, cultural essentialism, white suprema- cism, modern "civilization," and "humanity" itself Film still from The Real...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of aesthetic wonder and his denigration of black human beings. Wilson shows Speak of Me as I Am.9 The black beads evoke Drip, Drop, Plop and the black glass pieces could have Sloane's opened folio volume in a display case. come from Chandelier Mori...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 76–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... shared. But their stories made clear, as Ed Spriggs noted, that FESTAC was a resounding human relations success: Everybody that participated in it had life-changing experiences at the festival. 48 FESTAC indeed changed many of its participants. Charlotte Richardson Ka notes that FESTAC emboldened her...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 120–131.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Kevin Tervala Trauma abounds in Barthélémy Toguo’s Heart Beat . From the torture of captives at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to the massacre of students at Virginia Tech in the United States, the Cameroonian artist’s 2008 installation powerfully visualizes contemporary scenes of human suffering from...