New Publication By Zamansele Nsele

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October 6, 2023

The department is pleased to announce the publication of The Imagined New, (or, what happens when History is a Catastrophe?) Working through Alternative Archives | Art, History, Africa and the African Diaspora (2023).

This volume brings together essays and conversations on Modern and Contemporary African and African Diasporic art practices, curatorship, and the political work of the radical Black imagination. This book is anchored in the radical rethinking of the archive—or rather, of those alternative archives presented in African and African diasporic art practices and histories, in which possible futures are reconceived, embodied and performed as radical claims to Black life. With contributions by Zamansele Nsele, Anthony Bogues, Surafel Wondimu Abebe, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Riason Naidoo, Françoise Vergès, Cláudia Regina Alves da Rocha, Thomas Lax, Molemo Moiloa, Khwezi Gule, Geri Augusto, Erica Moiah James, Leora Farber, Thabang Monoa and Saidiya Hartman.