Saadi Nikro

Norman Saadi Nikro is a scholar from Sydney residing in Berlin since 2007, where he currently is a research fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient. He studied critical theory and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney completed his doctoral studies in 1998 on the sociality of literature and cultural production in Australia. In 2013 he gained his Habilitation degree from the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Potsdam.  He was a founding editor of Inklings: A Journal of Words and Images,Nikro’s The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon was published in 2012 with Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

 

Returning to Accra: Between Nina Simone, Ama Ata Aidoo, Fassbinder, and the Cockettes

Moving across New York and San Francisco, Paris and Munich, Accra and Lagos, artist and scholar Malik Gaines’s Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible offers a lively and affirmative account of stage, dress, film and television, and music performance. Saadi Nikro reviews Gaines’s recently published book, discussing its many intersections of race, theatricality, subjectivity, and sexuality.

 

Con-Temporary Art

What does the "con" in con-temporary art suggest? Saadi Nikro discusses the theme of con-temporaneity through the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, MUVART and Walid Raad