Glean 1, Autumn 2023

Essay by Seloua Luste Boulbina

Guest Editor

GLEAN invited artist Hamedine Kane to contribute to this issue as a Guest Editor, inviting two writers and introducing the work of a fellow artist. Kane invited French philosopher and theorist of decolonisation Seloua Luste Boulbina.

From Europe to Africa and Back

Not all migrants are alike: they are not a shapeless, homogeneous mass. Even if most of the migrants who have left their country are unable to come and go as they please, mainly for financial reasons, some of them, who are better-established in Europe, choose to return regularly to their country of origin, maintaining links with the places they have left behind. 

This is particularly true of artists from Africa. Not because their returns are comfortable. Rather, they seem to be expressing a ki (…)

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