Carnival was a response by West Indian activists in Britain, armed with tinsel and glue guns, to challenge the narrative of the Notting Hill riots in 1958.
Ekow Eshun explores ‘a zone of possibility and of new dreaming’ in Dark Matter: A History of the Afrofuture. Travelling across a galaxy of powerful reimaginings of stories we tell ourselves about the past, Eshun, in a new BBC documentary, brings us in contact with an array of artists and writers. Revealing the magic of being on the margins, he shares how a continuum of artists embrace the position of outsider and refashion it into strength and self-determination.
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