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Prospect recommends: Afro Modern

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Edward Burra’s Harlem (1934)

Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic Tate Liverpool, 29th January-25th April, Tel: 0151 702 7400

In 1993, Paul Gilroy, now professor of social theory at LSE, wrote the groundbreaking book The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. He identified a network of black cultures surrounding and crisscrossing the ocean, connecting Africa to North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe, all contributing to the powerful, hybrid, syncretic culture of the African diaspora. Gilroy argued that the contribution of this…

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