Afropantheology seeks the freedom of the artist to express stories unbridled by Western labels and terminologies and the need for conformity to defined (often limited) literary standards.
Tag: African Diaspora
“There came a point in my life … where I realized that almost every narrative, whatever it came from, that dealt with an African country was pretty much a rewriting of ‘Heart of Darkness.’”
“This is a book that explores how African history—political history, cultural history, literary history—weighs and therefore haunts some of the stories that we tell ourselves about latinidad.”
In 1937, a newspaper trumpeted two speculative fiction stories—“Black Internationale” and “Black Empire”— as dramatically as if they were news.
Artist Simone Leigh curated a series of intellectual sermons directed by Black women who grieved, strategized, loved, and yearned for community.
“When did everyone become Black and not of specific nations themselves? Why did being Black mean not belonging to a place?”
What to do with Confederate statues in the US South? Martinique didn’t just destroy its colonial-era statues—it rebuilt them into something else.
“So, dear sister, do you think that Black Italian movements have changed qualitatively in the wake of George Floyd?”
For two Black womxn translators, bringing Afro-Italian stories into English is an act of radical self-love and resistance.
When will new generations of Afro-Italians finally be heard and recognized as full and active members of Italy’s culture and society?
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
"The women in my book really disrupted France’s ideas about citizenship, about who belongs. I’d like us to be similarly disruptive."
Denis Williams was a painter in London, a novelist in the Sudan, an art historian in Nigeria, and an archeologist in his native Guyana: the polymath’s polymath ...
A year ago I was a recent college grad living in Toulouse, in southern France. My generous host family ...