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September 30 2013

Roland_Barthes, his Grandfather and Côte d'Ivoire

#Roland_Barthes, his Grandfather and Côte d’Ivoire
http://africasacountry.com/roland-barthes-his-grandfather-and-cote-divoire

“He had nothing to say.” That’s how French philosopher Roland Barthes described his grandfather #Louis-Gustave_Binger, the archetypal French colonialist: “Il ne tenait aucun discours”. And yet. Explorer of the Niger Loop, Louis-Gustave Binger was the author of Du Niger au Golfe de Guinée (1891). He was the founder of the Côte d’Ivoire colony and […]

#FILM #HISTORY #MEDIA #Cote_d'Ivoire #Vincent_Meessen #Vita_Nova

August 12 2013

When Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa

When #Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa
http://africasacountry.com/when-jean-michel-basquiat-went-to-africa

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a painting that featured nods to Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Nile and the Nuba in Sudan) and “Gold Griot” (1984). So recently when I found a copy […]

#ART #Abidjan #BOOKS #Brooklyn #Cote_d'Ivoire #Gerard_Basquiat #Haiti #Puerto_Rico

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