From “Raising Awareness” to “Bearing Witness”: Black Paper, the Film Mass, and our Anemic Public Discourse on US Gun Violence

In Black Paper, Teju Cole excavates what it means to write, to think, to make art in dark times. The book reads as an almost incessant invitation to bear witness as he criss crosses continents and time in a distressing “meditation” (so book jacket speak often goes) on human suffering. “Bearing witness” is crucial andContinue reading “From “Raising Awareness” to “Bearing Witness”: Black Paper, the Film Mass, and our Anemic Public Discourse on US Gun Violence”