✦ The Sojourner Project

A Black Studies Mobile Academy initiated by the Practicing Refusal Collective

Practicing Refusal Collective Members

Rizvana Bradley

Dionne Brand

Tina Campt

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Kaiama L. Glover

Saidiya Hartman

Arthur Jafa

Tavia Nyong’o

Darieck Scott

Christina Sharpe

Maboula Soumahoro

Deborah A. Thomas

François Vergès

Alexander G. Weheliye

Mabel O. Wilson

International Partners

Dele Adeyemo

Kevin Adonis Browne

Torkwase Dyson

Zachary Fabri

Gabrielle Goliath

Mario Gooden

Zara Julius

Mwenya Kabwe

Canisia Lubrin

Keguro Macharia

Khwezi Mkhize

Mpho Matsipa

Danai Mupotsa

Jota Mombaça

Gabi Ngcobo

Savannah Shange

Jenn Nkiru

The Otolith Group


The Sojourner Project South Africa was coordinated by a transnational working group. Special thanks to Tina Campt, Ismail Farouk, Russel Hlongwane, James Macdonald, Kundai Moyo, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Tavia Nyong’o, and Amie Soudien.

The framework for this website was developed through an intensive process of creative dialogue, reflecting in its breadth and depth the collective expertise and research of a team of designers convened by Nontsikelelo Mutiti.

Art direction and coordination by Nontsikelelo Mutiti. Design by Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Elisa Slaton, with support from Quynh Nguyen. Programming by Bryant Wells. Content management by Alvin Ashiatey.

All content on this website is organized and maintained using are.na

Supporting Institutions

Art for Humanity (AFH), Durban University of Technology
Black Visualities Initiative, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University
Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, Yale University
Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class (RGC), University of Johannesburg
Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg