Cristina De Middel - The Afronauts

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Cristina De Middel - The Afronauts

Brilliant work by prolific Magnum member, Cristina de Middel in this rare book where the artist speculates on the African space race that allegedly took place in the 1960's.

2nd edition self-published, 2016
Format: Softcover with rubber band
Pages: n/a
Condition: Very Good. Like new.

"In 1964 a Zambian science teacher named Edwuard Makuka decided to train the first African crew to travel to the moon. His plan was to use an alluminium rocket to put a woman, two cats and a missionary into Space. First the moon, then Mars, using a catapult system. He founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Astronomical Research to start training his Afronauts in his headquarters located only 20 miles from Lusaka."