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Artists Talk, Manthia Diawara (University Professor and Director, Institute of African American Affairs, New York University) in conversation with Salah Hassan (Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Artists Talk, Manthia Diawara (University Professor and Director, Institute of African American Affairs, New York University) in conversation with Salah Hassan (Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Artists Talk, Manthia Diawara (University Professor and Director, Institute of African American Affairs, New York University) in conversation with Salah Hassan (Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Artists Talk, Manthia Diawara (University Professor and Director, Institute of African American Affairs, New York University) in conversation with Salah Hassan (Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University), 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Manthia Diawara speaks about the development of his intellectual and artistic trajectory with longtime colleague Salah Hassan. Diawara discusses the significance of material culture—music, poetry, visual art and film—in his approach to historiography.

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