Published by Steidl. Edited by Johannes Hossfeld. Text by Kiluanji Kia Henda, Simon Njami, Laurie Ann Farrell.
Travelling to the Sun through the Night assembles photographs predominantly of Angola and its elusive capital, Luanda, from 2005 to 2013. It was only in 2002 that the civil war ended that tormented Angola since its independence in 1975, and the early years of the new millennium were a particular postwar moment. During this time Luanda and Angola were engaged in unstable processes of re-making, remembering, and re-inventing themselves. Kia Henda chronicles these happenings, yet not in a photojournalistic documentary tradition; his is a strong theatrical and narrative gesture. Henda creates inventive histories of his country, on the interval, as he puts it, "between history and fiction."