Bone memory for the African Diaspora is the sensation that Africa is present everywhere; in the words of Stuart Hall, it is "in the stories and tales told to children, in religious practices and beliefs, in the spiritual life, the arts, crafts, musics and rhythms of slave and   post‐emancipation society". Though we have been separated from it, it remains with us always ‐‐ it becomes myth and solace, a fixture in the diasporic imaginary, to which we often cannot literally go home to again.  

“The Bone Memory of Oliver Jones” explores how such bone memory can be (un)knowingly manifested by diasporic Africans.