colonialism Articles

Frantz Fanon, Priti Patel, and the Problem with Political Discourse

Frantz Fanon, Priti Patel, and the Problem with Political Discourse

The language around Priti Patel is indicative of the laziness in our political debates, argues Ashwin Venkatakrishnan
West Side Story’s primary problem lies in its repeatedly rewritten signature song

West Side Story’s primary problem lies in its repeatedly rewritten signature song

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy explores the problems of West Side Story through its signature song, ‘America’
Review: As British as a Watermelon

Review: As British as a Watermelon

Alex Bikard reviews Mandla Rae’s As British as a Watermelon at Contact Theatre
International Cinema: Africa and the Middle East

International Cinema: Africa and the Middle East

Our contributors picked their favourite films from Africa and the Middle East in the fourth instalment of the International Cinema series
Colonialism and climate change: how renewables may continue this toxic legacy

Colonialism and climate change: how renewables may continue this toxic legacy

Ava Innes discusses the problem with trying to find sustainable solutions without examining the colonial legacy that underpins our current environmental crisis.
Opinion: Marx and the issue of Apologism

Opinion: Marx and the issue of Apologism

Shaheena Patel takes a look at figures who impact our current modes of thought, and the orientalist viewpoints that affected their work
Colonial nostalgia is rife, so why aren’t we addressing it?

Colonial nostalgia is rife, so why aren’t we addressing it?

Hannah Vallance argues Corbyn’s pledge to change the way the British Empire is remembered and taught is fundamental in order to understand Britain’s place in the world today.
Britain’s war amnesia

Britain’s war amnesia

Is it too late to remember the sacrifices of Britain’s Colonial soldiers?
Racial identity in Southeast Asia as a modern social construct

Racial identity in Southeast Asia as a modern social construct

Exploitative and divisive ideologies around race are a tool of power – just take a look at Southeast Asia
Ignored Histories: Empire in Education with Anindita Ghosh

Ignored Histories: Empire in Education with Anindita Ghosh

As we continue our theme of black history month, this week Ellie Tivey talks to UoM senior lecturer Anindita Ghosh to discuss why history classrooms around the country are severely lacking in education on colonialism and how this is affecting our understandings of the world
‘God save the Queen’ stands in the way of progress

‘God save the Queen’ stands in the way of progress

Recent protests against national anthems and flags in the United States should inspire Brits to the causes of discriminated peoples at home
Royal Mess Up: Papers misreport anti-racism campaign

Royal Mess Up: Papers misreport anti-racism campaign

Amidst a range of campaigns denouncing universities’ colonial pasts, several papers misreported an anti-racism campaign at Royal Holloway University
The acquisitions of empire

The acquisitions of empire

Colm Lock proposes that it is time to stop hanging onto the past regarding our imperial history

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