Known and strange things : essays

Book
Published 2016
Item Details
Summary:

Consists of various essays some previously published in various journals and periodicals on art, literature, and politics.

ISBN:
9780812989786
Description:
xvi, 393 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Reading things. Black body: rereading James Baldwin's "Stranger in the village"
Natives on the boat
Housing Mr Biswas
Miracle speech: the poetry of Tomas Transtromer
W.G. Sebald's poetry of the disregarded
Always returning
A better quality of agony
Poet of the Caribbean
Essays from one of our best wishful thinkers
Double negative
In place of thought
A conversation with Aleksandar Hemon
Seeing things. Wangechi Mutu: under the skin of Africa
Age, actually
An African Caesar
Postscript: Peter Sculthorpe
Red shift/ home
Spinoza, plums, and why we draw
Portrait of a lady
Object lesson
Postscript: Saul Leiter
A true picture of black skin
Dappled things: Pinkhassov on instagram
Disappearing Shanghai
Touching strangers
Finders keepers
Google's macchia
The atlas of affect
Memories of things unseen
Death in the browser tab
The unquiet sky
Being there. Far away from here
Home strange home
The rewrite
A reader's war
Letter from Lagos: madmen and specialists
What it is
Letter from Nairobi: I will say it before death comes
Captivity
Unmournable bodies
In Alabama
Bad laws
Brazil notes
Angels in winter
Shadows in Sao Paulo
The diary
The diary
The island
Reconciliation
Break it down
The white savior industrial complex
"Perplexed ... perplexed": on mob justice in Nigeria
A piece of the wall
Epilogue. Blind spot.
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