For BOMB’s Oral History Project, Odita, known for his geometric paintings, recalls growing up as a refugee from the Nigerian Civil War and the influence of his father, a historian of African art.
On her debut story collection, happy refugees, and why personal biography isn’t art.
A film about departures, the kind without return.
The oil barrels Ourahmane shipped from Algeria to the UK became the first artwork legally exported from her home country since 1962. Her practice engages escape and displacement narratives.
All rhapsodes want it, to fold the world into a poem, / reconstrue a world in salvaged scraps & bracketed sighs;
De-radicalizing the monochrome.
When writer and photographer Bill Carter showed up in Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War, shattered by the recent death of his girlfriend Corrina and struggling to find meaning as far from home as he could get, he had two college degrees under his belt, $200 in cash in the toe of his right boot, and barely an idea of which of the fighting factions in the civil war he’d entered he believed in.