C& Center of Unfinished Business

Book List on Post-Colonial Theory from the C& Library

Our library offers a wide selection of books that are connected to the topic of (post-)colonialism in various ways and help us to understand the now.

Installation view C& Center of Unfinished Business, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Dynamic Spaces, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2020, © Contemporary And. Photo: C&

Installation view C& Center of Unfinished Business, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Dynamic Spaces, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2020, © Contemporary And. Photo: C&

Find a selection of books from our C& Center of Unfinished Business here. Since 2017 the C& Center of Unfinished Business is a reading room offering visitors an extraordinary, sometimes disconcerting selection of books that are linked to the topic of colonialism in various ways – from German colonies to Congolese fashion to capital markets of 21st century.

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New Media Center_kuda.org, Public Netbase: Non Stop Future, New practices in Art and Media, 2008.

 

Catherine Morris, Rujeko Hockley, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, New Perspectives, 2018.

 

Okwui Enwezor, Katy Siegel, and Ulrich Wilmes, Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965, 2016.

 

Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,  2017.

 

Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora, 2018.

 

Okwui Enwezor, The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994, 2001.

 

Aimé Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism, 1950.

 

Gilane Tawadros and Sarah Campbell, Fault Lines: Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes, 2003. 

 

Achille Mbembe, On the Postcolony, 2001. 

 

Zasha Colah, Body luggage – Migration of gestures, 2016.

 

Yto Barrada, Tree Identification for Beginners, 2018.

 

Koyo Kouoh, Condition Report Symposium on Building Art Institutions in Africa, 2013. 

 

Tanya Baron and Peter Gorschluter, AFRO MODERN : Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, 2010. 

 

Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas and Sami Rustom, When the library was stolen. On the Private Archive of Abd Al-Rahman Munif, 2015

 

Noam Chomsky, Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity, 2013.

 

Paul Gilroy, Black Britain. A Photographic History, 2007.

 

Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger. A Life Between Two Islands, 2017. 

 

Christine Alonzo and Peter Martin, Zwischen Charleston und Stechschritt, Schwarze im Nationalsozialismus, 2004.

 

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