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John Akomfrah: The Last Angel of History

Africa & the Diaspora

With an orange overlay, John Akomfrah is on a beach in a straw hat, sunglasses, and white shirt.

The metaphor of space exploration plays out in John Akomfrah’s Afrofuturist film, The Last Angel of History (1996). Akomfrah uses science fiction tropes like alien abduction to explore African diasporic experiences like cultural exile and emigration.