Lexie Cook

Lexie Cook is a PhD Candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her dissertation--Aesthetics of Bad Faith: from Iberian Magic to African Fetishim--is a material and conceptual history of the problem of the fetish, that maps its refashioning and creolization from a medieval Iberian discourse of sorcery—hechicería in Spanish and feitiçaria in Portuguese—along the trade routes of the Iberian Atlantic.

Phantom Africa

Published on October 30, 2020
Rep­e­tition of inquiry is useless where there is lack of information…What can be said when a con­spiracy of silence is the only response to inquiry?  Manuel Álvares, Etiópia Menor, c.