High Tar Babies: Race, Hatred, Slavery, Love

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Clinamen Press, 2001 - Art - 121 pages
Marcus Wood has used tar to create paintings exploring the issues of race and the inheritance of slavery, and to question assumptions surrounding the concept of blackness.

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About the author (2001)

Marcus Wood is professor of English at the University of Sussex and author of several books, including Blind Memory: Visual Representations of Slavery in England and America, winner of the best book prize given by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He also has a successful career as a painter, performance artist, and filmmaker, producing political work in the visual arts focused on questions of diaspora and racism.

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