In considering this route from the Western region, through the Central and Eastern Africa to the South, the above words by James Baldwin serve as a potent anchorage a mind frame so to speak for the participating artists consisting mainly of photographers, writers, historians, filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora.
From Nigeria to Mozambique, not only will the artists be tracing routes and rivers of great historical junctures dating as far back as the pre-medieval migration/expansion of the Bantu peoples, and down to events of Eurocentric explorations and discoveries for which the continent was once derogatorily termed the heart of darkness they will equally find themselves meandering the crevices of present-day fallout of arbitrary border demarcations as evidenced in inter-ethnic, inter-country conflicts.
The artists will travel from Lagos to Maputo on routes cutting through Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
A book articulating the photographic works as well as essays shall be published at the end of the project in conjunction with a feature-length documentary film.
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