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Students and staff in the School of Humanities and Social Science and beyond working in partnership to transform colonial sites of knowledge and power


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Reading to Resist, Reading to Belong Podcast – Episode 1

In this conversation recorded at Afrori Books on 6th June, Carolyn, Vy, Vedrana and Molly reflect on the importance of the project and our partnership.

Reflections on Reading to Resist, Reading to Belong: A Space for Black Writing

This post will be updated and expanded over the next month as we reflect on the project. In the meantime we share some photos from the events: Project Launch In our first Book Club, we talked about Hannah Azieb Pool’s… Continue Reading →

Our November Afrori Student Book Club

Our next Afrori Student Book Club is happening next Thursday November 17th, 6-8pm @afroribooks. We’ll be reading What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition by @emmadabiri, and if you buy your copy from Afrori you can get… Continue Reading →

Decol Seminar Series 2022-23: Wanda Canton, ‘Radical Listening as Abolitionist Practice’

It’s been a busy year for us (more on this in a future blog), but we are back with our 2022-23 DeCol Seminar Series. We were so happy to welcome in person our first speaker Wanda Canton who gave a… Continue Reading →

The Amplify Project Common Threads Podcast

It was such a priviledge to have Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker of the Amplify Project at the conference. They spoke to so many writers and academics and here’s a link to a special conference edition of their wonderful podcast:… Continue Reading →

Common Threads Post-Conference Blog Post by Ellis Walker

The Black and Asian British Women’s Writing conference hosted by the University of Brighton and in partnership with New Writing South promised to bring together all of my interests in one weekend. Speculative fiction, unbelonging and identity politics, publishing and… Continue Reading →

Decolonising Resources Across Disciplines

Decolonising School rescources I share here a list of resources covering different subject areas that I compiled last year as part of my University role as the Academic Lead for Decolonising the Curriculum (2020-21). You can find here different toolkits… Continue Reading →

CMNH Symposium: Anti-Racist Research in the Age of Black Lives Matter

This free event is on the Windrush day next Tuesday 22 June with a keynote lecture by Stella Dadzie who will be discussing her latest book A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance. Other speakers include Mike Anderson, Cathy… Continue Reading →

Blog image – Yinka Shonibare, ‘The British Library’ – by Lara Perry

The image that frames this blog is a detail photograph of an artwork called ‘The British Library’ by artist Yinka Shonibare, from 2014. Yinka Shonibare is a British and Nigerian artist who has worked throughout his career to explore issues… Continue Reading →

“Nothing’s Changed” written by Veneta Neale, performed by Michael R. Bowes on YouTube This is a poem by Veneta Neale, our group member and MA Creative Writing student. The poem “Nothing’s Changed” was written as a response to the 2009 London riots. Inspired by the Godfather of British Dub poetry, Linton Kwesi… Continue Reading →

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