Don’t know many Surrealists of colour? Here’s a list to get you started.
This list is grotesquely partial, shamelessly tendentious, and obviously incomplete. You’re invited to make your own additions by adding comments.
So Hot It’s Not Even Off The Press Yet
The recently founded Middle East And North Africa Surrealist Group are wildly active right now. The second issue of their journal The Room will be devoted to the theme “Surrealism And Africa”.
(Somewhat) Useful Secondary Sources
Robin D. G. Kelly, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2002), chapter 6
Jean-Claude Michel, The Black Surrealists (Peter Lang, 2000)
Michael Richardson (ed.), Refusal Of The Shadow: Surrealism And The Caribbean (Verso, 1996)
Franklin Rosemont & Robin D. G. Kelley (eds), Black, Brown, & Beige: Surrealist Writings From Africa And The Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2009)
My thanks to Paul Cowdell for his help with compiling the list.
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