Imagine Africa: Volume 3 by Bhakti ShringarpureImagine Africa: Volume 3 by Bhakti Shringarpure

Imagine Africa: Volume 3

EditorBhakti ShringarpureContribution byZanele Muholi, Abdourahmane Waberi

Paperback | June 6, 2017

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Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, conversations, and visual art, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential writers, artists, and thinkers of contemporary Africa. Including powerful photographs in color by Zanele Muholi, stills from the films of Jean-Pierre Bekolo, and works of fiction and poetry from nine languages, Imagine Africa: Volume Three offers a glimpse into a kaleidoscopic and vibrant continent.

The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective - the cultural expression of Senegal's Gorée Institute, which aims to celebrate the diverse voices and imaginations of the continent of Africa and its diaspora. The collective encourages vital dialogue between writers and visual artists from across Africa with those from other parts of the world.

Spanning across numerous languages, traditions, and media, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential voices and visions of Africa today.

Contributors include:


   • Hassan Hajjaj
   • Reesom Haile
   • Chika Unigwe
   • Isaac O. Delano
   • Kerry Bystrom
   • Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa
   • Breyten Breytenbach
   • Hassan Ghedi Santur
   • Alfred Schaffer
   • Sanmao
   • Tarek Eltayeb
   • Diekoye Oyeyinka
   • Jean-Pierre Bekolo
   • Kenneth Harrow


Translators include:


   • Nicole Ball
   • David Ball
   • Charles Cantalupo
   • Akin Adesokan
   • David Brookshaw
   • Kai Krienke
   • Sara C. Hanaburgh
   • Michelle Hutchinson
   • Mike Fu
   • Kareem James Abu-Zeid
   • Bhakti Shringarpure
   • Abdourahmane Waberi
   • Zanele Muholi
   • Jean Senac
   • Emmanuel Dongala
Fiction by Abdourahmane Waberi, Chika Unigwe, Isaac O. Delano, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Emmanuel Dongala, Hassan Ghedi Santur, Sanmao, and Diekoye Oyeyinka. Poetry by Reesom Haile, Jean Sénac, Alfred Schaffer, Breyten Breytenbach, and Tarek Eltayeb. Photography by Hassan Hajjaj and Zanele Muholi, with an essay by Kerry Bystrom. A conversa...
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Title:Imagine Africa: Volume 3Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 6 × 7.7 × 0.4 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Steerforth PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:091467174X

ISBN - 13:9780914671749

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Table of Contents

hassan hajjaj
Portraits 22, 86, 124, 142

abdourahmane waberi
The Divine Song (La Divine Chanson) 1
Translated by david and nicole ball

reesom haile
My Washington Agenda ✣ Bitter and Cold ✣ Adam, You ✣ No Regrets 7
Translated by charles cantalupo

chika unigwe
Heart of Darkness 11

isaac o. delano
The Age of White Rulers (Aiye d’Aiye Oyinbo) 23
Translated by akin adesokan

zanele muholi
“Massa” and Minah 33

kerry bystrom
Essay: Queer(y)ing Domestic Service 39

ungulani ba ka khosa
Ualalapi 44
Translated by david brookshaw

jean sénac
Sketch of a Total Body ✣ The Prince of Aquitaine ✣ The Fig Tree Laurels 59
Translated by kai krienke

emmanuel dongala
Group Photo by the Riverside (Photo de groupe au bord du fleuve) 75
Translated by sara c. hanaburgh

breyten breytenbach
“That Ship Has Flown" ✣ Measures ✣ The Dance of the Stones
The T0-end ✣ The To-dead 87

hassan ghedi santur
Tell Me a Story 103

alfred schaffer
Man Animal Thing 115
Day(Dream) # 5,106 ✣ Shaka’s Brief Flirtation with Romance
‘Self-portrait as 007’✣ Day(Dream) # 1,516 ✣ Day(Dream) # 1,516
Shaka Finally Finds The Love Of His Life
Translated by michelle hutchinson

sanmao
Desert Dining 123
Translated by mike fu

tarek eltayeb
A Hoopoe ✣ Stars ✣ Birth 131
Translated by kareem james abu-zeid

diekoye oyeyinka
Stillborn 135

jean-pierre bekolo and kenneth harrow
Filmmakers at the frontlines: A conversation 143

Editorial Reviews

"The anthology sings with gorgeous visual imagery [and] rings with cries for freedom... Mention must also be made of the brightness of the translations; how their precision highlights and uplifts the poet's vision... The choice to display translations side by side with the original work subverts the expectations of the English-speaking reader, who is so often unused to seeing other languages displayed equally alongside English. This is a truly international book. A stunning collaborative work, which is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in Africa, art, politics, or humans." - Zozi, Cadaverine Magazine (for Imagine Africa: Volume Two)"The Imagine Africa books are brilliant compilations of essays, poems, short stories, and photography." - Brooks Goddard, Boston University"Muholi's work is politically potent, capable of communicating on multiple frequencies simultaneously, confronting the audience's preconceived notions of gender binaries, class, sexuality and race." - Jenna Wortham, The New York Times Magazine