Ed Cross Fine Art, London, United Kingdom 06 May 2020 - 03 Jun 2020
Screenshot: Searching for Libertalia, Shiraz Bayjoo. 2019.
Searching for Libertalia explores Madagascar’s history of piracy with the story of the fictional hero-like figure of Captain Misson, slave trading by the French East India Company throughout the 17th to 19th century, and the Malagasy fight for independence from France’s Vichy government during the Second World War. The interlinking between these distinct narratives reveals the repetitive nature of history. Searching for Libertalia underlines liberation and anti-colonial movements in African post-colonies and their relation to contemporary questions of race and identity.
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