Contact & Credits

Jean-Paul Martinon

Department of Visual Cultures

Goldsmiths College

University of London

Lewisham Way

New Cross

London SE14 6NW

00 44 (0)207 919 7496

Credits: Photographs




Sketch by Michael Levine, 2000.


Henri Duttilleux by Roger Dubois, 1973.

Rwanda: Photography

André Malraux by Maurice Jarnoux, 1947.

Rwanda: Ravensbrück

Ravensbrück Museum, 1945.

Rwanda: Gisozi

Gisozi: Gilles Tordjeman in Rwandan Nziza, ed. Tierry Mesas (Kigali: Sépia-Urukundo, 2005), 86.

Rwanda: Filmography

Reuters, 2011.


Lucy Heyward, 2007.

Fiction: Short Stories

Westminster Bridge, 9 december 2010, Andrew Fisher, 2010.

Museums: Philosophy

John Palmesino and Anselm Franke, Think Tank, Van Abbemuseum, 2006.

All other photographs are either anonymous or taken by me.

Credits: Quotations




Bob Dylan, “All Along the Watchtower,” taken from Jimmy Hendrix’s album, Electric Ladyland, 1968.


Stéphane Mallarmé, Un Coup de dés. Paris: Gallimard,1975, 9, my translation.

Philosophy: Books

Karl Marx, “Theses in the Philosophy of Feuerbach,” in Marx on Religion (London: Dover, 1971), 49.

Philosophy: Essays

Dorian Corey in Paris Is Burning, a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston.


Alexis Kagame, La Philosophie Bantu comparée (Paris: Présence Africaine, 1976), 165, my translation.

Rwanda: Photography

Kresse, Kai. “Reading Mudimbe.” The Journal of African Cultural Studies 17-1 (June 2005): 1.

Album: Ravensbrück

France Audoul Martinon, “Le Voyage,” in Ravensbrück (Paris: Le Déporté, 1965), 9.

Album: Rwanda

Vincent Mulago, L’Union vitale Bantu (Rome, PhD, 1954), 329.

Rwanda: Bibliography

Maniragaba Balibutsa, Les Perspectives de la pensée Bantu-Rwandaise (Butare: UNR, 1985), 259.

Rwanda: Filmography

Walter Benjamin, Illuminations, trans. Harry Zorn (London: Pimlico, 1999), 233-4.

Rwanda: Kagame & B.

D. A. Masolo, African Philosophy in Search of Identity (Bloomington: Indiana University P., 1994), 95.

Rwanda: Kagame & B.

Innocent Nsengimana, Divergences, n°13 (May 2008) (, my translation.

Rwanda: Proverbs

Campbell Shittu Momoh, in Time and Development, ed. S.B. Diagne (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1998), 195.

Rwanda: Translation

Walter Benjamin, Illuminations, trans. Harry Zorn (London: Pimlico, 1999),79.


Hawthorne, N. The Complete Short Stories (New York: Doubleday & Co., 1959), 42.

Fiction: Short Stories

Jean-Luc Nancy, Being Singular Plural, trans. R. D. Richardson (Stanford University Press, 2000), 61.

Fiction: Forthcoming

Michael Angeli, “6 Degrees of Separation,” dir. Robert Young, in Moore & Eick’s Battlestar Galactica.


Honoré de Balzac, The Wild Ass's Skin, transl. Herbet Hunt (London: Penguin Books, 1977), 42.

Museums: Philosophy

Jorge Luis Borges, “The Labyrinth of Babel,” in Labyrinths (London: Penguin, 2000), 79.

Museums: Curatorial

Mieke Bal, Looking In: The Art of Viewing (Amsterdam: G&B Arts, 2001), 163.

Goldsmiths: Research

Jacques Derrida, Taking Chances, ed. Smith and Kerrigan (Baltimore: Hopkins University P. 1984) 2.

Goldsmiths: Teaching

Jean-François Lyotard, Yale French Studies 63 (1982): 72-77.


Joseph Nyasani, “The Ontological Significance of ‘I’ and ‘we’ in African Philosophy,” Unpublished.

Links: Philosophy

Jean-Luc Nancy, La pensée dérobée (Paris: Galilée, 1990), 117, my translation.

Links: Rwanda

Valentin Mudimbe, African Studies Review 28, no. 2/3 (Jun. - Sep., 1985), 49.