“I understood very quickly that I had to grow up tough” Benjamin Zephaniah in his own words, on growing up a black boy in 1970’s Britain.
We speak to Page May, co-founder of the Chicago based group Assata’s Daughters, about Black Youth Project 100, protesting on Martin Luther King day, getting organised and most importantly, getting free.
Clare Land looks at how since the late 1960s Aboriginal people in Australia have, as part of the Black Power movement, pressed for change.
The legacy of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathi’s life is a crucial reminder that peace on earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment.
In this introduction to Year of Fire, Year of Ash, his recently republished history of the Soweto Uprising of 1976, Baruch Hirson explains the history of violence and of political organising in the township in the months and years preceding the student revolt that shook the apartheid regime.
Assata Shakur recounts her arrest and shooting on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.
Holly Lewis dismisses a soft solidarity of universal, pluralistic openness in favour of something more powerful, and applies it to contemporary queer politics
Imogen Tyler outlines the horrifying nature of the racist British border regime, and the politics of abjection that allows this state of affairs to continue
Leymah Gbowee’s rise from social worker to Nobel Peace Laureate paved the way for the first elected female president in Africa in 2006. Here we take a look at her life and work.
Patrick Chabal explores the role of ethnicity and place in the formation of identity in this chapter from from Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling
In this extract from Decolonizing Methodologies, Linda Tuhiwai Smith talks racism and the colonisation of the disciplines, highlighting the vital importance of academic freedom
Zed | 21.09.16
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