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An Ode to My Colonizer(s)

The crime was not abortion.
You forcefully ask to keep us, an exotic menagerie,
our skins more colorful than your bruises.
You expect us to be grateful, 168 more words


Sunday Streamers: #51

Sunday Streamers will bring a carefully curated list of tracks to see you through the day of rest. New, old, anything goes.

Joe Cardamone presents Holy War… 33 more words

Sunday Streamers

A thought on Culture as an Integral Part of the Conditions of Existence

by Norman Pilon

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.

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To accompany my essay on the ‘decolonizing our minds’ debate at SOAS, the Observer asked me to compile a (very) short ‘alternative’ philosophy book list; alternative in the sense of being broadly non-European and consisting of works or authors of whom people may not have heard but nevertheless are significant in the history of ideas. 805 more words

Culture & Books

Review of The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

by Rachel Barrow, 2016

Echoing his own words, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth ( 2001) is often referred to as a text belonging irreducibly to its time. 1,555 more words

African Resistance

Bodily Curses

Text: Black Skin, White Mask by Frantz  Fanon

I pose a question that may be considered dangerous if truly studied. Does the black (read oppressed) individual have a being, or is this philosophical entity solely for white (read oppressive) individuals. 679 more words

Black History Month

Photo credited to Pixabay

During this month I will share quotes by writers on the complexities of the white/black divide.  We should remember though that there is only one race, the human race. 44 more words