The African Sniper Reader
Published by JRP|Ringier/Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
Edited by Fernando Alvim, Heike Munder, Ulf Wuggenig, Essays by Oladélé Bamboyé, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Loulou Cherinet, Simon Njami and Olu Oguibe.
This anthology emerged from a series of solo exhibitions by Kendell Geers, Olu Oguibe, Oldadélé Bamgboyé, Mounir Fatmi and Loulou Cherinet--all artists with connections to Africa and living abroad. Reaching beyond the dialectic of difference typical of so many exhibitions of “non-Western” artists, this collection by a twenty-first-century generation (all participants are between ages 35 and 42) aims to construct a new definition of contemporary African positions. These essays here are written by a diverse group of artists, writers, educators and critics, including Cameroonian Curator Simon Njami, and Olu Oguibe, Associate Professor of Art and African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.