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Afrophon' Reading Room at CARA

February 2024
Curated by Gee Wesley

A reading list from the Afrophon' Reading Room, curated by Gee Wesley and on view at CARA as part of Publishing Expanded: Where Is Africa, from February 9 to 11, 2024.

Afrophon' Reading Room features recent artists' books and independent publications from Africa. Included are experimental literary and editorial projects that defy categorization; art books and cultural periodicals on contemporary art and politics, and artist-produced zines that embrace the democratic potential of artistic multiples. Largely created through self-organized modes of production and distribution, these publications trace the urgencies and conditions of the varied regions, histories, and diasporas from which their creators emerge. Together these publishers offer a set of bold propositions for the future of publishing not only on the African continent but across the globe.

Afrophon' is a project dedicated to African independent art publishing. Through public programs, distribution, and an itinerant reading room, Afrophon' presents African artists' books, cultural periodicals, and art books on contemporary art, design, literature, architecture, theory, cultural politics, and adjacent fields.

Afrophon' is curated by Gee Wesley
Graphic design by Rush Jackson and Riley Hooker
Presented as part of Publishing Expanded: Where Is Africa at CARA, February 9-11, 2024

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