Looking B(l)ack Travel Symposium 2018 – highlights

Meeting a mentor: Johny Pitts in conversation with James Tate Black Memorial Prize winning novelist and Yale Professor Caryl Phillips after his meditative and compelling keynote speech ‘I saw Mario Balotelli in the Ghetto’.

Johny and Caryl (Photo by Chris Morris)

A fresh faced Tété-Michel Kpomassie strolls across the screen in the 1988 BBC documentary “The African Eskimo”. This documentary is not available on the well known platforms but Michel’s legendary, award-winning travel book ‘An African in Greenland is still in print and available to buy.

Tete-Michel Kpomassie in "The African Eskimo"

Tété-Michel Kpomassie in “The African Eskimo” © BBC Archives

Tété-Michel Kpomassie and Claude Grunitzky, another huge Afropean inspiration (founder of Trace Magazine and True Africa) and fellow Togo native, reflect on Tété-Michel’s travel experiences.

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