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Draft: Africa and participating countries in the Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres

  • Drawing
  • Janheinz Jahn
  • 1966

The map depicts the countries of Africa as they existed at the time of the Dakar Festival. For example, “S/O africain” (South West Africa) has only been an independent country (as Namibia) since 1990. Janheinz Jahn drew all the countries participating in the Dakar Festival on the map. From the other side of the sheet, a table shines through, listing all of Africa's then already independent countries with their respective populations, the size of their territories and the date of their independence. These documents also reflect the political nature of the Festival. Two further Festivals were held – in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria (FESTAC´77), and in 2010 in Dakar (FESMAN).

Detailed information

HU University Library: Janheinz Jahn Archive, HU University Library
Object type
Original title
Festival-Teilnehmer [Karte]
Janheinz Jahn
Inventory number
A 4; Extent 1 fol.
Felt pen and ink on paper
Exhibition Format
Rights statement
Janheinz Jahn Archive. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University Library
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Exhibition & Module
HU01 After Nature / HU01 02 Main Hall - Modern Cabinet of Curiosities / HU01 02 04 Three Archives in Reciprocal View