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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 182–185.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in 1936, though Ethiopia was fully stabilized and Italy forced out in 1941. The author considers the questions one photograph might raise for a researcher writing a novel. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 fascist Italy Ethiopia photography soldier war World War...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 132–143.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Edwar al-Kharrat; Ila Al Amam Only a few traces of Egyptian Francophone writers exist among the pages of old, outdated books and anthologies. Even though Albert Cossery, Ahmed Rassim, Georges Henein, Joyce Mansour, and Edmond Jabès were stranded in the land and language of diaspora, they stayed...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 44–55.
Published: 01 June 2017
... North, the global South, and in between. Discarded objects become critical signifiers of the fever of waste-producing consumerism—notably, though not exclusively, in the postwar, fast-growing Luanda where Chagas currently lives. By rearranging these objects into new configurations, Chagas is also...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 38–47.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to Angola, and today he is one of the country’s most important artists. Even though he has exhibited in important venues like the biennales of Venice, São Paulo, and Havana, one of his main concerns is the establishment of better connections within the African continent. Thus he aims to work and exhibit...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... about the actual historical figure of Nanny, though the continued presence of the Maroon communities keeps her memories and legend alive to the Jamaican population. I argue that Cox uses her own body to give Nanny a visual presence, presenting her as a military strategist, warrior, and sexual female...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 69–70.
Published: 01 May 1995
...? Of course, we see none of this. All we see is a fallen dreamer and a figure (his dream?) whispering into the fallen one's ear. Though...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 116–121.
Published: 01 May 2006
... to sion when viewing the photographs is linked to a produce a deeper and more thoughtful response that sense of complicity with the photographer's perspec• I, and I assume everyone else here, admire. Most of tive. And it can be explained by arguing that, though...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 110–111.
Published: 01 May 2002
... though commanding resonance blackness through the use of a in the artist's signature hybrid that seem to occupy a space fabric often worn by contempo• garments. The figure's hyper...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 34–47.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the loudspeak- that they are the best in the series. Without denying ers, floods the earth, and erodes the foundation of a their greatness, I claim that the three final films are building, symbol of Soho’s industrial power base. As equally important, as well as more deeply disruptive though by osmosis...
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Nka (2003) 2003 (18): 12–21.
Published: 01 May 2003
... I was head of the debat• Turfontein, along the gold fields of the Reef, near Johannesburg. My ing society, we rarely spoke about art as such. When I came to Cape mother influenced very much what I later became, even though she Town (on a cargo ship from Port-Elizabeth), the most intense conver...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 70–71.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Philip Amonoo, CRITICAL INTERVENTIONS:BEYOND ABJECTION interests were represented, although textile including this writer. The rank of sculptors JUNE KELLY GALLERY work was conspicuously absent. Though the was represented by Chris Afuba, Frank...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 68–69.
Published: 01 May 1995
... polemicist. Though he could have churned much an antagonism as a competition. The greatest pictures, the astonishing "Untitled out portraits of black suffering by the yard, he grid substitutes its own discourse for the for• (Subject (1982) everything,about this show...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... A plush wreath of pink roses circles the neck of the black woman, who gazes straight ahead as though she were a nautical figurehead affixed to the bow. The full white sail, like a drawn curtain, separates her from the black man, whose lower pelvis, with ex- posed penis and testicles...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 54–57.
Published: 01 November 1996
..., Burnett reveals, is body-specific. It turns scene, which usually includes either a shooting or a corpse. In Menace out to be a story about physically determined narrative exclusion. Though Burnett's latest film...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (31): 148–151.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as experience professional Cave’s to able trace directly is medium airborne an in release festive This unrestricted. completely though as postures ing in fly leaped costumes bedazzling in free- Here, galleries. of artery central the of end the at videos of room final the in height...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 250–252.
Published: 01 November 2021
... music duo of the same name, Drexciya posits the existence of a Black Atlantis an underwater city populated by the unborn children of pregnant slaves that were thrown overboard during the Middle Passage. 2 Though operating far beyond the realm of the plausible, Gallagher s (and Drexciya s) tactic...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 56–67.
Published: 01 June 2017
... expression of social and cultural as well as personal desires, whether through photographs or in person.2 In regard to Africa, photography and fashion have rarely been considered together, though it has long been established that the “fashion system” relies heavily on the visual image...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... not understand, or are made uncom- ditional” African wax fabrics. Though many in West fortable by the “soul-satisfying” choices some black and central Africa wear the fabric today, its prove- people make about how they wish to adorn them- nance is actually Indonesian, and the relationship...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 92–93.
Published: 01 November 2001
... turally specific, though non- manipulates the spectators' judgmental signifiers. In many gaze, making them hyper-aware...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 34–39.
Published: 01 May 2001
... that it is beyond comparison. Enigmatic, it takes hold of the viewer right from the first glimpse even though its depth may take longer to sink in. His narcissistic involvement...