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‘Kartografi’: The testing of our boundaries

Scott Eric Williams's new art project challenges our ideas of mapping, moving into philosophical territory

Sol Plaatje and the antinomies of writing against ‘South Africa’

The renowned author’s foundational anti-colonial work deserves more than a dogmatic reading

The landscape of meaning: mechanism and memory in depictions of disaster

‘There Are Mechanisms in Place’ posits that the all-encompassing physicality of the landscape does not reference an ‘abstract’ danger, but one that is created by both nature and human design

Part I: ‘Afropessimism’ and the rituals of anti-black violence

Frank B Wilderson discusses 'Afropessimism', his memoir that analyses structural violence

Inside the circle: A review of Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Saidiya Hartmanilluminates the perspectives of young Black women through a vividly cinematic narrative where we are positioned to view the world through their eyes.

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