Desire in Representation

Desire in Representation
Part. 1. Travelling Through the Musée Royale. Index = Register
Part. 2. O, My Kalulu
Peggy Buth
Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Akademie, 2008.
Smithsonian Libraries

Peggy Buth’s Desire in Representation explores the colonial legacy of Belgium in the Congo as presented in the palatial Musée royal de l’Afrique central (Royal Museum of Central Africa) in Tervuren where this collective memory of the Belgian Congo is preserved. She presents her findings in two volumes: Part 1, a pictorial trip through the museum along with an Index and Register; and Part 2, a visual interpretation of Henry Morton Stanley’s novel My Kalulu, Prince, King, and Slave: A Story of Central Africa.

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