Two Men Arrive in a Village (The Gould Collection Volume Five)
Two Men Arrive in a Village (The Gould Collection Volume Five) by Jo Ractliffe and Zadie Smith. First edition (2021). First impression. Medium format paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures.PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Two Men Arrive in a Village
The selection of photographs by Jo Ractliffe in this volume were made between 1985 and 2019, and come from many places: South Africa, from the Great Karoo to Gauteng and Limpopo provinces to Zimbabwe in the north, and from the Western Cape, up the coast to Namibia and Angola. The dialogue between Ractliffe’s images and Zadie Smith’s parable is simultaneously a forthright and subtle commentary on injustice and imbalances of power. Together, they work to displace familiar narratives of violence and unsettle clichéd depictions of Africa in favor of a more nuanced interplay between the real and allegorical.
Books by Jo Ractliffe and Zadie Smith