The Black Archive #62: Kinda

No. 62 of 73 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Frank Collins
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Released:  November 2022
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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‘Wheel turns, civilisations arise. Wheel turns, civilisations fall.’

With new input from writer Christopher Bailey, this archive examines how Kinda (1982) emerged from his background as a counter-cultural arts activist, a theatre and television writer, and his formative encounter with Buddhism. Searching the Dark Places of the Inside, Kinda is a richly layered allegory, inextricably linked, through the history and evolution of Buddhism’s teachings, with nineteenth-century European colonialism, fin de siècle literature, heritage cinema of the 1980s, Gauguin’s ‘noble savage’, acid trips and cutting-edge neuroscience.

Frank Collins is the author of The Pandorica Opens: Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor. He is the author of Black Archive #31 on Warriors Gate.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Doctor Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
— Doctor Who Magazine

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