Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Africa on Film: Out of Africa

While reviewing this week’s film, Out of Africa (1985), for our series Africa on Film, I wondered what I would write about. Many people have bones to pick with this film but I was unable to distinguish what they were. The grandiose sets of colonial Kenya in the early part of the 20th century are

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

‘African Hospitality’

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Colonial Photography

“Somalis” (undated) from the website for the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860 – 1960, an expansive collection of 7,610 photographs organized in 76 separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections assembled by the British collector...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Yinka Shonibare on Being An Artist

Short video interview with the Nigerian artist whose work explores race colonialism and also insists on the MBE behind his name. His work is currently on show at the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

So, You Want to Compare Colonial Empires?

So, is the U.S. any different from other Western colonial powers? Damon Salesa, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, explains to Chicago Public Radio. Listen Here.

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