so i recently found out that #blackout is not the only rad black thing happening today, as it is also Ghana’s independence day. shouts out to Kwame Nkrumah, first president of Ghana, founding member of the Organisation fo African Unity and the Non-Aligned Movement (one of the dopest things to emerge during the cold war).
Mark Nash, editor Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War Black Dog Publishing, 2016
Across a series of essays and artist contributions, Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War explores the crosscurrents of international solidarity and friendship.
Red Africa is the culmination of a two-year research programme and exhibition project at Calvert 22, London, and Iwalewa House, Bayreuth. This traced the work of African artists and filmmakers who studied in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc under free education schemes originally offered under the Third International. Connections were particularly strong with countries such as Mozambique, Ghana, Ethiopia and Angola that were conducting libertarian struggles, or which, post-independence, were part of the Non-Aligned Movement, which held its first Summit conference in Belgrade in 1961.