seemed to be "pretty adamant about presenting the show as a look at Dante and heaven, hell and purgatory from an intellectual standpoint, rather than a religious one," Goukassian said.
The connection between Himes and the diverse set of authors studied here is not always as direct as in Njami
's novel, whose protagonists are none other than Chester Himes' own Harlem detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones--or rather, impersonators living in France on the fictional characters' fame.
Home of the Zanzibar long before we took Simon Njami
and Les Nubians and Bardin to dinner that night.
, S., Vanhaecke, F., A Useful dream: African photography 1960-2010.
"Black Masculinity, Migration and Psychological Crisis- A Reading of Simon Njami
's African Gigolo.
The theme of this year's festival is "Human Conditions." In addition to Franklin, guest curators include Foto8 editor Lauren Heinz; Simon Njami
, founder of Revue Noir director of the Bamako photography festival; freelance curator Marc Pr?st working with Agence VU'; and Bas Vroege, a photo instructor and director of exhibition creator Paradox, along with regular curator Wim Melis.
(Ed.), Africa remix: Contemporary art of a continent (pp.
She also touches on how writings by Simon Njami
and Daniel Biyaoula complicate Afro-Parisian subjectivity by negotiating a series of overlapping categories and subcategories of identity.
Africas: The Artist and the City Essays by Pep Subiros, Simon Njami
, Kobena Mercer, Yacouba Konate, Kan-Si and Akinbode, Actar, February 2002 $39.95, ISBN 8-492-73861-1
Foreword by Simon Njami
. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Also on display is a tantalizing excerpt from Njami
Simon's Coffin & Company, which appeared only briefly in this country as a Black Lizard paperback.
We might cite, for example, the 1987 Ethnicolor festival, curated by Simon Njami
in Paris; Olu Oguibe's exhibition "Seen/ Unseen" at Bluecoat in Liverpool in 1994; and, of course, two major shows cocurated by Enwezor, "New Visions: Recent Works by Six African Artists" at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville, Florida, in 1995 and "In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present" at the Solomon R.