- Title Pages
- Introduction An Amazing Distance: Pictures and People in Africa
- Chapter 1 “Our Mosquitoes are not so Big”: Images and Modernity in Zimbabwe
- Chapter 2 The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape
- Chapter 3 Tintin and the Interruptions of Congolese Comics
- Chapter 4 Cartooning Nigerian Anticolonial Nationalism
- Chapter 5 Empires of the Visual: Photography and Colonial Administration in Africa
- Chapter 6 Portraits of Modernity: Fashioning Selves in Dakarois Popular Photography
- Chapter 7 Mami Wata and Santa Marta: Imag(in)ing Selves and Others in Africa and the Americas
- Chapter 8. “Captured on Film”: Bushmen and the Claptrap of Performative Primitives
- Chapter 9 Decentering the Gaze at French Colonial Exhibitions
- Chapter 10. The Politics of Bushman Representations
- Chapter 11 Omada Art at the Crossroads of Colonialisms
- Chapter 12 Bad Copies: The Colonial Aesthetic and the Manjaco-Portuguese Encounter
- Conclusion Signifying Power in Africa
- Images and Empires
- University of California Press
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