Here is not “West India”: Roi Kwabena

A production of “West India,” a musical spoken poem of my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena, from his Y42K album. This video plays on the weight of Eurocentric constructions of Caribbean history and identity, a zone where hegemonic European and American fantasies were played out. In response, Kwabena calls for a reclamation of […]

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New Book: Hans Staden’s True History

Available June 2008 from Duke University Press Hans Staden’s True History An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil Hans Staden Edited with an introduction by Neil L. Whitehead Newly translated by Michael HarbsmeierIn 1550, the German adventurer Hans Staden was serving as a gunner in a Portuguese fort on the Brazilian coast. While out hunting, […]

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