For the record, I did my MA at SOAS 17 years ago, and in one of the essays I wrote there talked about Kant’s racism, Marx’s dismissive blind spot to race, and today I continue to talk about Franz Fanon and Paulo Freire (who was directly inspired by Fanon) in most lectures I give about
My memories of Shaun from Culverhay school are all about Physics. Me, Sean Morrison, Shaun Collins and Alex Escott sat on the back row, admittedly messing about and having a good laugh, Physics was my favourite class, after Art. Shaun was an incredibly funny person, the four of us would often be in tears of laughter at the back,
Today is Christmas… Ethiopia, the only country in Africa never to be colonised by a European country, still follows the ancient Julian calendar. The country is known to have the oldest established Christian church on earth, established in Biblical times, (not through slavery or colonisation), and still celebrates Christmas on the original date that it
Today’s Kwanzaa principle is Imani, which translates as Faith. My meditation for today is about how do we know what we know, and what do we believe in. On Facebook today I saw an image that tells us a fact. What is it trying to tell you? Is it true? How do you know? What
The theme for the 1st day of Kwanzaa is Umoja, a Kiswahili word which translates to mean UNITY. Personal reflection on Unity… There is little in life that can be achieved without some level of unity, even if the other partners in the exchange are (seemingly) invisible to each other. I work in the creative
SPEECH GIVEN AT THE AFRIKA EYE FILM FESTIVAL – 12 NOV 2016 Introduction given before the screening the documentary Roots, Reggae, Rebellion. ____________________________________ Five Corners of Reggae: what reggae music means to me Welcome to the Afrika Eye film festival screening of Roots, Reggae, Rebellion, the documentary on the history or reggae music presented by Akala.
Satellite in the Sky (1956) Dir. Paul Dickson Lois, complaining: "Don’t you think that first, we ought to find out what’s wrong with our own world? Why give the whole universe the benefit of our ignorance?"