10 October 2020
Chinua Achebe transformed African writing. He was born in 1930 in Nigeria, at the time a British colony.
02 October 2020
Frank Crichlow “first came into contact with Notting Hill police station” after he opened a cafe in west London in 1959. He was to become an icon of resistance to the cops’ repression for the rest of his life.
29 September 2020
As Sir Michael O’Dwyer left the speakers’ table after his lecture for the East India Association in London 80 years ago, an Asian man rushed from the audience as if to greet him.
18 September 2020
Teenager Olive Morris was hanging out at Desmond’s Hip City record shop in Brixton, south London, on a Saturday afternoon in November 1969 when it happened.
15 September 2020
When James Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York, he was “set down in a ghetto” where society “intended you should perish”.
04 September 2020
Every struggle that confronts the violence of the system by throwing back some of its own faces the accusation that resistance itself is the problem. In response many turn to the ideas of Frantz Fanon—the anti-colonial writer and activist.
31 August 2020
Waves of rebellions—from on ships to at plantations—were central to ending slavery.