Hot Topics Introduction


For almost 20 years, I have considered myself a student of "negrophilia". This means that I spend much of my time scrutinising how white and black people relate to each other, trying especially to understand their attraction to each other. My scrutiny can be quite personal, focusing on how I, as a black woman, interact with others around me, particularly when I am working in abroad; but my exploration is also often stimulated by my time in Jamaica, where the legacy of colonialism has ensured that race relations are a constant touchstone of Caribbean existence. The articles below represent my thoughts about Negrophilia within contemporary culture. Unlike, Negrophilia [the book] that is art historical these hot topics are  about race and our present day experiences.