Within the framework of »Membrane – Refracted Gazes« exhibition, Eric Otieno will speak about transnational memory politics.

»Entanglements in Transnational Memory Politics« is an experimental piece triangulating postcolonial memory politics between Kenya, Germany and Tanzania based on an impromptu visit to the Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo in March of 2017. Borrowing the »small fates« style from Teju Cole it combines personal biographical background, quotes, travel reportage and essay to highlight the intricacies of transnational memory. Understood as entanglements, the piece underscores its complexity by bringing together the pan-african family history of the author and marginalized historical facts together to explore what they might mean for colonial legacies in contemporary societies.

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