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Studies in Digital Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Studies in East European Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Studies in History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Studies in People’s History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes: An International Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Studies in Western Australian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Substantia     Open Access  
Suomen Sukututkimusseuran Vuosikirja     Open Access  
SUSURGALUR : Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah (Journal of History Education & Historical Studies)     Open Access  
T'oung Pao     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Tangence     Full-text available via subscription  
Tartu Ülikooli ajaloo küsimusi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teaching History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Tekniikan Waiheita     Open Access  
temp - tidsskrift for historie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Temporalidades     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Testimonios     Open Access  
The Americas : A Quarterly Review of Latin American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
The Corvette     Open Access  
The Court Historian : The International Journal of Court Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The Eighteenth Century     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
The Hilltop Review : A Journal of Western Michigan University Graduate Student Research     Open Access  
The Historian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
The International History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
The Italianist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Journal of the Historical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
The Seventeenth Century     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
The Workshop     Open Access  
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Tiempo y Espacio     Open Access  
Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Time & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Trabajos y Comunicaciones     Open Access  
Traditio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Trans-pasando Fronteras     Open Access  
Transactions of the Philological Society     Hybrid Journal  
Transactions of the Royal Historical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa     Hybrid Journal  
Transfers     Full-text available via subscription  
Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Transmodernity : Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Trocadero     Open Access  
Troianalexandrina     Full-text available via subscription  
Turcica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Turkish Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Turkish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Twentieth Century British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
U.S. Catholic Historian     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
UCLA Historical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
United Service     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Urban History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Vegueta : Anuario de la Facultad de Geografía e Historia     Open Access  
Veleia     Open Access  
Viator     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Victorian Naturalist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Vigiliae Christianae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Viking and Medieval Scandinavia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Vivarium     Hybrid Journal  
War & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Water History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Welsh History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
West 86th     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Wicazo Sa Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Winterthur Portfolio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Women's History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Yesterday and Today     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Zutot     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ИСТРАЖИВАЊА : Journal of Historical Researches     Open Access  

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Transition
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ISSN (Print) 0041-1191 - ISSN (Online) 1527-8042
Published by Indiana University Press Homepage  [27 journals]
  • Editorial Retrospective: The Mediterranean in Me

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      Abstract: Mural of San Benedetto il Moro, by Igor Scalisi Palminteri, Albergheria, Palermo, Italy (photo by Sandro Scalia)The lure of the Mediterranean is woven from multiple textures, and very few will be considered benign by those who inhabit the landmass to the south of that trough of salt water. It was not always thus. Today, it seems almost blasphemous to endow that sea with a modicum of humaneness. One readily accepts a place among the prejudiced, but few will deny that the negative associations savagely predominate in recent times. And yet its magnetic powers remain undimmed. Circumstance, ultimately, is what decides, and the factor of choice. Does one traverse its existence or explore its potential through volition' ... Read More
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  • From the Archives: Scraps from the Making of Transition

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      Abstract: From Frying Pan to Fire—In Rajat Neogy's words, Transition "was committed to change, 'perpetual change which is the nature of live bodies.'" ("Africa Oriented: Reviving a Magazine of Change and Ideas," The New York Times, May 14, 1991.)Resettlement in Ghana—The magazine was labelled "subversive" by the Ugandan government and was forced to move to Ghana. ("Africa Oriented: Reviving a Magazine of Change and Ideas," The New York Times, May 14, 1991.)New Terrain, Same ConstraintsSeeking a New RouteMigration LicenceStanding Bail for Good ConductRelocation BluesTransitional Headaches ITransitional Headaches IIBusiness UnusualAnother ExodusHenry Louis Gates, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Wole Soyinka bring the magazine back ... Read More
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  • The Black Mediterranean: A View from Sicily

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      Abstract: Massimo Sestini, Operazione Mare Nostrum. Migrants off the coast of Libya, June 7, 2014Ever since antiquity, the Mediterranean Sea has connected and separated Africa and Europe, the Orient and the West, favoring the exchange of crops, goods, arms, legends, people, and gods. Over the past few years, the world has seen this ancient point of connection transformed into one of the most problematic junctions in the global migrant chessboard. Those who cross the Mediterranean from its southern to its northern shores are mainly young men, women and children, who leave their home behind, escaping war, political repression, poverty, famine and natural disasters, hoping for better life conditions, freedom and democracy in ... Read More
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  • The Exceptional History of a Black Saint in Sixteenth-Century Palermo: And
           Why It Matters

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      Abstract: When I went to Sicily to conduct research on communities of enslaved Black Africans in sixteenth-century Palermo, many people dismissed my topic. One archivist stated that they simply did not exist. Yet historian Salvatore Bono has estimated that there were up to 300,000 enslaved people in the European Christian world from 1500 to 1649 (2016). For approximately one hundred years after 1450, the unreliable estimates for Sicily's enslaved populations ranged from twelve to fifty thousand, with the majority being described as Black Africans. In fact, after a year of research in the archives, I found extensive documentation of the presence of enslaved Black Africans in sixteenth-century Palermo households. In the matter ... Read More
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  • Found, On Blacks in the Mediterranean

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      Abstract: As arts administrators and curators, we have collaborated on numerous projects related to art, history, fashion, gender and migration over a seven-year period. We found our research to be inextricably linked with religion, family, beauty, and photography. In 2018, we joined forces with two professors working with these themes, Alessandra DiMaio and Awam Amkpa, towards organizing a conference on the significance of the black Mediterranean in history and the present day.We began with an image of a saint from Ellyn's family history, Saint Benedict, and then started searching for images and statutes of him in Palermo over the course of several trips. Saint Benedict was a patron saint of Palermo and was widely and ... Read More
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  • Reawakening

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      Abstract: "What about you'" you asked me, breaking your long silence, "do you have someone who tells you stories, the stories of your mother's country, that is your country too, the country of your ancestors'" My thoughts briefly turned to my mother. "Stories about Ethiopia from her'" I said half smiling, "No, Abba, I do not have anyone.""You're only Ethiopian if you have listened to stories," you said, smoothing out your dreadlocks.The room was lit by the dim glow of an Ikea lamp made of rough yellow paper, the same shade of yellow of your hermit tunic and of that gabi that you kept wrapped around your chest despite the humid heat of July in Bologna. I looked at you, worried. In a remote corner of my mind, I feared that ... Read More
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  • Fisherman's Song, and: Legerdemain

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      Abstract: Copyright © Kayo Chingonyi 2017. Extracted from KUMUKANDA by Kayo Chingonyi, published by Chatto & Windus.Fabrice Monteiro, Pitit noir (2017). Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310gr, 120 x 120 cm. 47.2 x 47.2 in. Series:The 8 mile wall, Courtesy of the ... Read More
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  • Letters from CIE

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      Abstract: Letters from CIE is part of a larger visual project about Identification and Expulsion Centers in Italy (CIE is short for Centri di Identificazione ed Espulsione—Identification and Expulsion Centers; since 2017, they have been called Repatriation Centers—Centri di Permanenza per i Rimpatri or CPR).The CIE/CPR were instituted to identify and execute the expulsion of all foreign citizens who do not have the regular documents required to reside in Italy. Even if foreigners are held under the status of "guests," because officially Italian law does not provide detention for this type of offense, their stay in these contentious structures corresponds to "de facto" detention, as they are deprived of their freedom and ... Read More
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  • Antiracism, Blue Humanism and the Black Mediterranean

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      Abstract: This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed, the horror of hunger and ignorance, torture and massacre to be conquered, the full load of knowledge to be tamed, the weight of every piece of machinery that we shall finally control, and the exhausting flashes as we pass from one era to another—from forest to city, from story to computer—at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. We know ourselves as part and as crowd, in an unknown that does not terrify. We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.It has been obvious for many ... Read More
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  • Europa Nostra, and: Letters from the Sea ~ Lettere dal mare

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      Abstract: He told me my skin was soft, placed his body inside, as if his thoughts weren't loud, as if his sins weren't a tapestry of unbearable echoes, as if his sentences weren't an end to nowhere, as if it wasn't difficult to die.~Carry me into another name. Take my lips by the seagulls, take my body to the mist we once found mercy in, to the roar that split us in half, and then reassemble me like a still world.~The July-blue sky opened beneath our hearts. The birds were absent. The ships were empty. The bullets drowning us. The uniforms like a country that's forgotten the rules of swimming. What hadn't we told each other' Where had we gone without digging into love as if it were eternal water'~Sailing down my back were ... Read More
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  • The Dance of the Oryx

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      Abstract: The Spica star was setting, and you could see the red planet Mars in the sky: an inauspicious sign. This is why Shaqlan and I decided to leave. It hasn't rained in a year. Not one trace of green, not a leaf, not a frond—the acacia trees reduced to grey, tangled carcasses. In the stretches where it remains, though flattened by the wind, the grass has assumed the white color of bones. The earth is a dark, fiery red that forces the eyes to squint.A taciturn Shaqlan marches by my side, rifle over her shoulder, her long tunic and turban dusty. Our horses move slowly in the heat, their white coats encrusted with dirt."They won't be able to make it much farther," she whispers, her eyes like antimony, her beautiful amber ... Read More
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  • Disorienting Cleopatra: A Modern Trope of Identity

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      Abstract: Kiluanji Kia Henda, The Merchant of Venice (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Goodman GalleryThe name "Cleopatra" provokes passions of all kinds. One of the notso-minor passions concerns her looks and, by implication, the issue of her origins and identity. What did the ancient queen look like' Was she hauntingly beautiful' Was she white or black' Was she of Macedonian Greek or Egyptian ancestry' Emphatic and categorical answers to these questions would suggest a scientific hubris about the very possibility of possessing "Historical Truth" in general, and more specifically, about a complete cognitive mastery concerning Cleopatra and her world. No matter how science might strive for objectivity, history, as we have ... Read More
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  • When Greek Was an African Language: The Role of Greek Culture in Ancient
           and Medieval Nubia

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      Abstract: The spread of Greek and Greek culture throughout the territories of the former Persian empire was one of the defining characteristics of the Hellenistic period. For almost a millennium, until the Arab conquests of the seventh century C.E., the acquisition of a Greek education and the ability to speak Greek were the keys to privilege throughout much of western Asia and Egypt. Not surprisingly, the study of this phenomenon has generated an enormous scholarly literature. Much less studied, however, has been the significance of Greek for the cultures of peoples living on the periphery of the Hellenistic kingdoms and their Roman and Islamic successor states. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of Greek and ... Read More
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  • Africans, the Libyan Sibyl, and the Greek Slave: Re-Signifying the
           Mediterranean in Transatlantic Abolition

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      Abstract: At the height of the U.S. Civil War, in November 1862, the American illustrated literary newspaper, Frank Leslie's Weekly, published an item titled "The African Sybil, by Story," announcing the unveiling of the Rome-based American sculptor-poet William Wetmore Story's creation, the Libyan Sibyl. The work was reportedly inspired by the novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe's portrait of Sojourner Truth, the enslavedborn abolitionist mystic, preacher, and women's rights activist formerly known as Isabella Van Wagenen. It was displayed in the Roman court of London's World's Fair under papal sponsorship, alongside the artist's much feted Cleopatra. The Weekly compared Story's artistry with another American production that had ... Read More
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  • The Iron Roads in Africa

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      Abstract: While it is true that no one has a monopoly on iron—a basic element of all life—every people has developed a special relationship with it during the course of its economic, social, cultural and industrial development. In African thought, iron is imbued with so many virtues, values and mythical meanings that it was raised in many African communities to the rank of divinity.Iron has played a decisive role in the construction of the founding myths and in the socio-professional structuring of a large number of societies and clans, to such an extent that one can speak of a true "culture of iron" in Africa. Moreover, in the past twenty years reports have appeared in a number of scientific publications of archaeological ... Read More
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  • Middlesea blues, and: Migrant blues

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      Abstract: Barthélémy Toguo, Installation View: The Beauty of Our Voice at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York (August 5–October 21, 2018). Organized by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects. Photo: Jenny Gorman(after zineb sedira's "middlesea")Nazary Díaz, View of the entrance to the castle and fortress, San Juan de Ulúa in Veracruz, Mexico (2015). Photograph. (Creative Commons)Dcuadrak, San Juan de Ulua, Veracruz. Photograph. (Creative ... Read More
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  • Africa's Heritage in Brazil

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      Abstract: As the indigenous population of Brazil was soon decimated by enslavement and imported diseases, the Portuguese settlers, from the 1550s on, turned to replace them by Africans. The first strong increase of their importation was caused by the boom of the sugar cultivation in the capitanias (provinces) Bahia and Pernambuco. Their number rose from about 2,000 in 1570 to about 15.000 only 30 years later. During the following centuries African slaves were brought into the country in order to work on sugar, tobacco, cocoa, coffee, rice and cotton plantations, and, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries, in the gold and diamond mines of Minas Gerais.At first, mostly Wolof, Mandinka and Hausa from today's Senegal and ... Read More
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  • I Can Only Fill the Page with Blood

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      Abstract: In the wake of the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse on July 7, 2021 and the reverberations of the political tensions in Haiti, the writer Jean D'Amérique, harbored by extreme fury and lucid despair, draws on intimacy to address the current state of affairs in his country. Other Haitian authors like Évelyne Trouillot and Edwidge Danticat have described the social and political implications of Moïse's assassination for various news outlets, while Jean D'Amérique opts for a deep dive into the bowls of his homeland, reflected by his poetry.Being Haitian means to be born in blood, to grow up in blood—or, often, not to have the time to grow up—and to perish in a puddle of blood. Being Haitian means ... Read More
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  • Sans Souci, Laferièrre, Haiti

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      Abstract: Frankétienne, Chaos-Monde. Gesso and Oil on canvas, 20 in x 30 ... Read More
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  • Stone Skin

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      Abstract: Paulo Nazareth, Untitled (2011/2012). Photo printing on cotton paper, 18 × 24 cm., Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM ... Read More
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  • Visualizing Protest: African (Diasporic) Art and Contemporary
           Mediterranean Crossings

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      Abstract: Alexis Peskine, Raft of Medusa—Bana Banalises 1 (2018). Archival pigment print on photo rag 308gsm paper on Dibond, 120 x 80 cm. (Courtesy the Artist and October Gallery, London.)As part of the 2019 Venice Biennale, Swiss artist Christoph Büchel installed Barca Nostra, the recovered fishing boat that sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2015, drowning all but twenty-eight of the seven to eleven hundred migrant–refugees on board. The tragedy of Lampedusa, the deadliest known Mediterranean shipwreck, came to represent the growing "migrant crisis" and the boat itself has been sought to be used as specific visual representation on both sides of this politicized humanitarian crisis. In May 2016, a ... Read More
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  • African Views on Modern Art: Picasso and Senghor

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      Abstract: If the reference to African art has become something that cannot be overlooked by the 20th-century avant-garde, rare are those European artists who have been presented on the African continent. This was the case for a certain number of them during the World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar in 1966 at the Musée Dynamique, built specifically for that occasion, following the example of Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, or even Atlan. At this very same museum, individual exhibits were subsequently set up, particularly that of Picasso in 1972. Paradoxically, works by Matisse, who had first brought African sculpture to Picasso's attention in late 1906, were never exhibited in Africa until recently, in August 2016, in ... Read More
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  • Black Med Magma

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      Abstract: Black Med is an archive in progress of music and sound objects from the wider area of the Mediterranean. Its main output is accessible online at blackmed.invernomuto.info. The largest portion of the archive is composed of songs that carry different diasporic histories and paths. The selection is overtly non-geographical. It tends to include material that already in itself contains multiple trajectories across the Mediterranean.Black Med, according to Iain Chambers, tries to "think with sound, not to think of sound as an object, but to think with it, travel with it". Since, in the words of Alessandra Di Maio,"the Black Mediterranean is a transnational site of globalization," Black Med does not want to dictate ... Read More
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  • Kingdom of Weeds

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      Abstract: Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament (aka Brookes Slave Ship) (1808). ... Read More
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  • Beneath the Sky, on the Sea, into the Blues: A Dub Version, or B Side, of
           Mediterranean Modernity

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      Abstract: The blues takes us down deep, deep into the heart of the matter. It accompanies the term "black", proposed as a subordinate category of the human and minted in the hierarchical discriminations produced by Europe during its increasing grip on the planet after 1500. To speak today of the Black Mediterranean is to return us to that constitutive moment. As Cedric Robinson forcibly put it in his path-breaking book Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition:With each historical moment, however, the rationale and cultural mechanisms of domination became more transparent. Race was its epistemology, its ordering principle, its organizing structure, its moral authority, its economy of justice, commerce, and ... Read More
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  • Elegy at Sea, and: What Crosses the Sea, and: Ode to the Sea

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      Abstract: Peju Alatise, Bluer On The Other Side (The Problem With Immigration) (2018). Wood, textile, granite, acrylic and metal., Courtesy of the artist and Sulger-Buel ... Read More
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  • Passage from Score to Scourge of Hyacinths with Program Note

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      Abstract: My search for a story took me through a tour of various countries and continents, faxes and phone calls. During the summer of 1992, while an Artist-in-Residence at the Bellagio Center in Italy, I was discussing this project with a fellow Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, a prominent American scholar whom I had admired for many years. He informed me that a friend and colleague, Wole Soyinka, was due to arrive at Bellagio just days after my departure and might be interested in the project. WOLE SOYINKA!!!! He was one of the first African writers whose worked helped me realize the degree of cultural variations in a continent that was such a mystery to me. I had admired his work as well, and never imagined we ... Read More
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  • Effluvia: Tracking "Black" in the Mediterranean "Blue"

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      Abstract: In an elegantly frescoed salon at New York University's Florence estate, Villa La Pietra, stands an artifact of beauty. Her light brown tunic is adorned with brushes of gold fig leaves, a golden collar, with buttons and boots to match. An expansive smile is etched onto her ebony face as her body strikes a semi-genuflecting pose. Her outstretched arms beckon visitors with an invitation to be served: "give me your gloves, your scarves, your coats," they seem to say. A similar sculpture but male, is positioned across the room from her. He is made in the likeness of an 18th century page. With the stem of a horn or trumpet tucked under his right shoulder, this African-looking boy, resplendent in rich curls, and brown ... Read More
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  • Home

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      Abstract: Credit : Olivier Jobard / MYOPNo one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well. The boy you went to school with, who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun bigger than his body. You only leave home when home won't let you stay.No one would leave home unless home chased you. It's not something you ever thought about doing, so when you did, you carried the anthem under your breath, waiting until the airport toilet to tear up the passport and swallow, each mournful mouthful making it clear you would not be going back.No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. No one would choose days ... Read More
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  • This Is What the Journey Does

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      Abstract: I watch the young man getting ready to cross a busy intersection from my table inside a café next to a large window. The orange glow of a late afternoon sun drapes him in thick sheets, laying across his shoulders and accenting his face. I recognize him for the East African that he is, a young man of Eritrean or Ethiopian origin with a slender frame, delicate features, and large eyes. He has the gaunt look of other recently arrived immigrants that I have met, a thinness that goes beyond a natural state of the body. He moves differently from one accustomed to the space he inhabits; his gait is a series of cautious, jagged steps forward. He appears frightened, overly sensitive to those who brush past him. He seems as ... Read More
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  • From Frying Pan to Fire Excerpts

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      Abstract: For years, he has told me his story in fragments but I began to pay more attention when one day, in August 2016, my brother, Agboola sent me the following mail:When some Nigerians were executed in Indonesia yesterday, and I started reading about their ordeal, I stumbled on the picture of one of those killed, I was shocked to discover I had met him before in Mali during one of my efforts to cross into Europe in 1994. His name is Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise although we knew him back then by his nickname, "SON". He was a footballer, working in an Indian shop and playing for an unregistered football club at Mopti. I am not saying he was innocent because I do not know the fact of his case, but I am just very sad to see ... Read More
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  • Cross the border by night

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      Abstract: Fabio Viale, Lucky Ehi ... Read More
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  • From I Was an Elephant Salesman

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      Abstract: I come from Senegal. I used to be a salesman. Let me tell you everything I've been through. It's a hard job, selling, only for the toughest souls in this world. You can't be the type to give up easily. You have to use your legs and be insistent—even if they slam every door in your face.I have no idea what makes a person good at selling, but I do know that those of us from Senegal have a gift. In our misfortune as emigrants, we were miraculously blessed. Just like other young men from the Maghreb or the Ivory Coast, or Mali or Ghana or any other country in the world that has bred men to go out in the world and sell, and sent them out among the whites, the tubab of Europe. Just like the many others before us who have ... Read More
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  • The dead, alive—The lost, found: From A Quarterly Token For Juvenile
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      Abstract: In the Yoruba country, which you know is in West Africa, there was a town called Igbore. The apena, or judge of the town, was named Deri. One of his sons, born about 1810, was generally called Dasalu, but sometimes Ogan. By and bye Igbore was destroyed by slave wars; but Deri and his family escaped to Iro. Afterwards they went to Ijana, where Deri died. Dasalu's mother, Lutumbi, then took him to Ilaro, and finally to Abbeokuta. Many Igbore people had settled there. That part of Abbeotuka in which they live is called Igbore. The boy grew up a bold, active young fellow, and the head of a party who used to roam about the country, seizing all the people they could, and selling them for slaves.In 1846 our Missionaries ... Read More
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  • From Me, My Desert, and I

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      Abstract: Sometime around the end of summer of 1964, I sat watching a video film made by my friends, who had just come back from some kind of expedition through the Balkans in East Europe. The expedition was one I was supposed to have been part of. I dropped out at the last minute because I was unable to raise the required £300 like the others to buy the equipment for the journey. When they came back, I watched the video clips and I felt very bad. On noticing my sad expression, one of my closest friends at the time, Len Cocker, touched me and said "C'mon man, don't get emotional. We can do bigger things in the future."By then, I was preparing to return home to Nigeria, so he suggested jokingly that we should drive across the ... Read More
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  • I Cannot Myself

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      Abstract: Mohammed Ba in performance at Mimmo Paladino's Porta d'Europa. (Photographed by Mario ... Read More
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  • My Best Wishes to Elephant Africa

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      Abstract: Binta Diaw, Chorus of Soil (2020). Soil and buds of melon plant. Site specific installation. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio.with admiration and solidarity, for a shared vision and future.I love elephants.For years I've been collecting elephants … of every kind, shape, color, provenance.I've asked myself: why'I've discovered that I am an elephant.I've discovered that Palermo is an elephant.I've discovered that the elephant can be a key to interpreting life, not just my own life, and to interpreting the city, not just my own city.An elephant is a living contradiction.It has two tusks and a trunk that make it resemble animals long extinct, from another geological era, and yet elephants are ... Read More
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  • Ogun's Warrior

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      Abstract: Being an act of love, Art implicitly signifies an act of human and cultural integration. A move in the direction of a continually reassessed civilization, created for and shared by all of humanity.Love is more than just empathy, a consequence of subjectivity; it is solidarity in active commitment. Love is a dynamic value. So artists have an obligation, in this trance of love, to express their real, palpable relations with the life and culture of their people. Relations on all levels, in all forms, with all their meanings, implications, and connotations. The exercise of pure abstraction, the untainted formal game, reduces itself to nothing—to the artifice of "art for art's sake."This is the opening statement of ... Read More
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  • Calunga Lungara, and: Inquices, and: Iron

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      Abstract: Rosana Paulino, BÚFALA (2019). Detail from an installation. Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM ... Read More
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  • The Mutilated World (fragments)

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      Abstract: (São Paulo, Quelônio, 2020)Kiluanji Kia Henda, The Great Italian Nude (2010). Inkjet print on photographic paper, 110x170 cm. (Courtesy of the artist and Goodman ... Read More
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  • Human Archipelago

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      Abstract: In 2011, I was living in London. For some time, I'd been reading in the papers about the human exodus arriving on the shores of my island. I decided to go see for myself. I took an EasyJet flight from Gatwick to Palermo, and then another plane straight from there to Lampedusa. Meridiana flight IG1803, on April 12. Departing from Palermo at 10:50 am, arriving on Lampedusa at 11:55. 122.98 euros. Staying at the Hotel del Sole, on Via del Mediterraneo. The only people I saw out and about were police, soldiers, and journalists. I went to the Spiaggia dei Conigli beach. Two Carabinieri were there, sunning themselves on their break. I said hello, they asked if I was a reporter. The day went by quietly. In the evening I ... Read More
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  • "Liberty" from The Messiah of Darfur

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      Abstract: The forefathers of Ibrahim Khidir were descendants of a slave called Bakheet, the father of a female slave named Bakheeta, who later became known among slaves and masters alike by the nickname "Bakheeta the soot". It was not important if they had real names. It was sufficient to know their selling price. The grandfather was sold for 55 Sultanate Riyals, substantially higher than the others, thanks to smallpox traces on his face, which meant that he became immune to that disease which had cost merchants severely last year. She was offered free of charge to the merchant who bought her father because she was quite young and needed someone to take care of her. No merchant could have bought her, for she was a sure loss ... Read More
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  • Migrant

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      Abstract: Hank Willis Thomas, Baron of the Crossroads (in collaboration with Sanford Biggers) (2012). Digital c-print and plexi with Lumisty film, 37 1/2 x 30 in. Edition: S 1/5, 2 artist proofs.© Hank Willis Thomas. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New ... Read More
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