Online exhibition: Kaboom! – Focus on African Comics

[Translate to English:] exhibition

This online exhibition examines the rolse of graphic novels from Africa and on Africa as a source for research into the recent history.

What is the potential of the medium Comics in the area of historical scholarship and what different approaches do Comics offer for historical research? How do matters stand at present with the African comics-culture, or better, the African comics-cultures? These questions were addressed as part of a two-semester course in 2015 of the Basel Afrika Bibliographien at the University of Basel, titled Afrikanische Comics/Afrika in Comics, in order to put on an exhibition on the basis of the results. In 2018 started the work on the second, revised edition of the book Kaboom! African Comics in Focus. As part of this work, this online exhibition was conceived.