Author Archive for: ‘Malini Guha’

Beyond the Archive: The Work of Remembrance in John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses

We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. — Angela Davis Among the most celebrated of essay films made by the Black Audio Film Collective and directed by John Akomfrah is Handsworth Songs (1986). In this film, the narrator describes a black woman who is confronted with the remains of …

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