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Eliot Elisofon’s Africa: Old, Updated, Worse

Eliot Elisofon’s Africa: Old, Updated, Worse

Eliot Elisofon did not cast “new light” or “refine Africa in a new and a complex way for American audiences,” as claimed in Susan Stamberg’s “‘Life’ Photographer Showed Africa Through a New Lens” on NPR (February 10, 2014) about an exhibit of Elisofon’s work at the Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. His subjectivity...
Out of Africa: An Imperial Reading List of a Continent

Out of Africa: An Imperial Reading List of a Continent

Wendy L. Belcher, in a mail dated 6 September 2012 in H-NET List for African Literature and Cinema, queried for assistance in the selection of “recent African novels” to complement a list that she and her colleague Janice Spleth (and others) were compiling. The idea is/was to form a virtual reading group, which is just...