BLOGROLL: Hartman on Archives and Writing

Saidiya Hartman interviewed on archives, writing, and black death:

“I think that there are many ways we can take up this notion of the afterlife of slavery. Certain representational structures continue to produce black death, or death as the only horizon for black life. There’s another way in which the afterlife of slavery produces a certain set of aesthetic and intellectual, conceptual challenges, and I think one of those for me is around temporality, and how do we narrate time?”

Read the rest: On Working with Archives: An Interview with Saidiya Hartman

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