Moving From Open Door to ‘Growth with Development’

During President William Tubman’s Open Door Policy, Liberia was averaging double-digit growth rates. Being open for business, however, did not mean growth was open to all. In the 1960s, it was claimed that we had ‘growth without development’–economic activities from…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

I continue my weekly series here on Black Looks about El Negro of Banyoles, the Southern African man who was stuffed like a human trophy and exhibited in Europe from 1830 to 2000 to amuse Europeans. Last week I received…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

  We start this weekend with a continuation of our discussion about El Negro. Since El Negro’s display was of a dead body I will at this juncture expand the notion of hybridity we spoke about last week. I think…