A photographic odyssey beginning in the multicultural area on the hinterlands of Sheffield I was born and raised in. Looking at translocal connections and Black Afropean identity across the continent, from London to Paris, through Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Rome, Marseille, Madrid and Lisbon, amongst other places. Afropean plots an alternative map of the continent, documenting places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean Favela on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. I visit the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots. A small selection of the series will appear in the forthcoming book Afropean: Notes From Black Europe, published by Allen Lane/Penguin in 2019.
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