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Recaptioning Congo

Recaptioning Congo

African Stories and Colonial Pictures

Edited by Sandrine Colard
Contributions by Jean Bofane
Contributions by Suzanne Freitas
Contributions by Sinzo Aanza
Contributions by Annie Lulu

$55.00

Publishing 31st Oct 2022
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  • Congolese fiction and memoir writers, and everyday voices revisit the photographic archives of the colonial Congo
  • With contributions from celebrated authors such as Sinzo Aanza, Jean Bofane and Annie Lulu, e.a.
  • Based upon the extensive research of the colonial Congo's photographic history by Dr. Sandrine Colard
Full Description

Recaptioning Congo places the colonial Congo's photography history in new perspectives. Six writers and everyday Congolese urban voices take an African-centered look at imperial archival images and provide them with creative, contemporary and/or literary 'captions'. The book, linked to an exhibition in the photography museum FOMU Antwerp, is based upon the extensive research of the photographic history of colonial Congo (1885 – 1960), conducted by Dr. Sandrine Colard. It contains a wealth of revealing images that highlight the relationship between past and present, Africa and Europe and Belgium and Congo.

Text in English, French and Dutch.

About the Author

Dr. Sandrine Colard (ed.) is an independent curator, a researcher, and a professor of

art history at Rutgers University-Newark (New Jersey, USA). She is the recipient of multiple fellowships, such as the Ford Foundation, the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the Getty/ACLS fellowships, among others.

Specifications
Publisher
Lannoo Publishers
ISBN
9789401486231
Publish date
31st Oct 2022
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
7.28 in x 9.65 in
Pages
272 Pages
Illustrations
50 color, 250 b&w
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