NEWS/ART: Kara Walker’s Katastwóf Karavan

Items related to Kara Walker’s Katastwóf Karavan, on display February 2018 during Prospect.4 in New Orleans.

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BLOGROLL: Hopkinson on Sugar, Caribbean Slavery and Kara Walker’s Subtlety

In an excerpt from her new book, Natalie Hopkinson explores histories of gendered violence in Caribbean and Atlantic wide histories of slavery, sugar through Kara Walker’s Subtlety:

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BLOGROLL/RESOURCE: Handler and Tuite on Louisiana Native Guards Photo Falsification

Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite, Jr. describe the fraudulent identification of a Civil War photograph of United States Colored Troops as members of the Confederate army’s First Louisiana Native Guard:

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BLOGROLL: Cotard and Dubois Create Comic on Haitian Revolution

Shared on Repeating Islands from a tweet by Kaiama L. Glover:

This item, posted by Kaiama L. Glover on Twitter yesterday (mèsi anpil!), comes in just in time for our discussion of Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo [The Kingdom of This World] this week. A brief historical-comic by Rocky Cotard and Laurent DuboisThe Slave Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti. This item was produced and posted by The Nib, which specializes in “political satire, journalism and non-fiction comics on what is going down in the world…”

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