Break, Burn, Hoard: For an Atlas of Lost Afro-Asian Worlds
How do you write the history of a world that never came to be? How do you map it? In Break, Burn, Hoard, Vince Schleitwiler and Tamiko Nimura reflect on the challenges of recording a lost Afro-Asian imagination. Perhaps what survives in memory--quotations from novels, disappeared neighborhoods, family secrets, the words of a beloved teacher--may be consigned to an archive of flames. In a world on fire, as Walter Benjamin never said, nothing that didn't happen should be regarded as lost to history.