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Daily Archives: September 24, 2010

Adanggaman (ContCult, Americas)

This excellent 2000 film about the slave trade is not only a compelling reconstruction of 17th century Africa but seems to demand an allegorical reading for the recent (postcolonial) conflict in West Africa. See the trailer here.

See also this very knowledgeable discussion of the world historical context for Adanggaman by Prof. Fritz Umbach:

The Doctrine of Discovery According to Eddie Izzard


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