Wednesday, May 21, 2014


“Amidst bronzed black African faces the white skin color evokes something akin to death. In 1891, I myself, having seen only coloured people for months, once again saw Europeans near the Benoue, I found white skin unnatural next to the fullness of black skin… Then why blame the natives for considering the white men as something contrary to nature as a supernatural fiendish creature?”
– White guilt and nostalgia in Claire Denis’s Chocolat (1988)

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