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Online Resource for Reading Groups, Non-Aligned

4 Apr 2020, Sat - 27 Sep 2020, Sun

Accompanying this exhibition is a library of over 50 books on postcolonialism, decoloniality, the history of the Cold War, the Non-Aligned Movement, archiving, as well as theory of the moving image and publications on and by John Akomfrah, Naeem Mohaiemen, and The Otolith Group. Authors include Frantz Fanon, Stuart Hall, and Richard Wright, as well as Kodwo Eshun, Rosalind C. Morris, Bojana Piškur and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, among many others.

In light of COVID-19, we have removed the reading corner for the safety of our visitors. To view the bibliography, please click here.

We have selected texts on, or in conversation with, some of them to be used for online reading groups. These additional texts including articles by Vijay Prashad and Elspeth Probyn, and book chapters by Adil Johan and S.R. Joey Long.


Reading list:

Abraham, Itty, “From Bandung to NAM: Non-alignment and Indian Foreign Policy, 1947-65”, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 46, no.2 (2008): 195-219. [Free download available upon account registration]

Akomfrah, John, “The Partisan’s Prophecy: Handsworth Songs and Its Silent Partners”, in Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects, and Legacies, Julian Henriques, David Morley, and Vana Goblot. (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017): 185–203.

Bhambra, Gurminder K, “Postcolonial and Decolonial Dialogues”, Postcolonial Studies 17, no.2 (2014): 115-121.

Bogues, Anthony, and Akomfrah, John, “The Black Intellectual in the African Diaspora”, Callaloo 40, no.1 (2017): 81–90. doi:10.1353/cal.2017.0054

Johan, Adil, “Decolonising Motifs,” in Cosmopolitan Intimacies: Malay Film Music of the Independence Era (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2018): 41–92.

Long, S.R. Joey, “Bringing the International and Transnational Back In: Singapore, Decolonization, and the Cold War,” in Singapore in Global History, ed. Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairuddin (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011): 205–223.

Nash, Mark, and Julien, Isaac. “Frantz Fanon as Film” in Screen Theory Culture. (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008): 185-196. [Download PDF file]

Parashar, Swati “Feminism and Postcolonialism: (En)gendering Encounters”, Postcolonial Studies 19, no.4 (2016): 371–377.

Paulson, Steve. “Critical Intimacy: Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak”, Qualitative Research Journal 18, no.2 (2018): 89–93.

Piškur, Bojana, “Southern Constellations: Other Histories, Other Modernities” in Southern Constellations: Poetics of the Non-Aligned, Bojana Piškur, Zdenka Badovinac, Chương-Đài Võ, Samia Zennadi, Teja Merhar, and Anej Korsika (Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija, 2019): 9–21. [Download PDF file]

Prashad, Vijay, “Naeem Mohaiemen’s Tragic History of the 1907s Left”, Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry 47 (2019): 59–66.

Probyn, Elspeth, “A Feminist Love Letter to Stuart Hall; or What Feminist Cultural Studies Needs to Remember”, Cultural Studies Review 22, no.1 (2016): 294–301,

Roberts, Brian Russell, and Foulcher, Keith, eds., “Gelanggang’s ‘A Conversation with Richard Wright’ (1955)” in Indonesian Notebook: A Conversation with Richard Wright (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016): 95–105.

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen, “Shifting Ground: On Stories and Archives in the Work of Naeem Mohaiemen”, Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry 47 (2019): 67–75.

“A Conversation with Stuart Hall”, The Journal of the International Institute 7 no.1 (1999),

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