Beyond Slavery – Open Democracy – essay series

Advertising this series of short essays on the Beyond Slavery section of the Open Democracy website, about the role of memory and remembrance in relation to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery.

This particular series is by local writers working in the Bristol and Bath area. Hope you find of interest. Please share.

‘Slavery: memory and afterlives’ by Julia O’Connell Davidson
https://www.opendemocracy.net/julia-oconnell-davidson/slavery-memory-and-afterlives  

‘(Very) close to the bone’ by Ralph Hoyte
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/ralph-hoyte/very-close-to-bone  

‘Literary archaeology: exploring the lived environment of the slave’ by Josie Gill
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/josie-gill/literary-archaeology-exploring-lived-environment-of-slave  

‘Language and resistance: memories of slavery and Rastafari language’ by Shawn-Naphtali Sobers
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/shawn-naphtali-sobers/language-and-resistance-memories-of-slavery-and-rastafari-langua  

‘Obliteration, contextualisation or ‘guerrilla memorialisation’?’ by Madge Dresser
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/madge-dresser/obliteration-contextualisation-or-guerrilla-memorialisation-edward-colst   ]

‘Slavery and visual memory: what Britain can learn from France’ by Olivette Otele
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/olivette-otele/slavery-and-visual-memory-what-britain-can-learn-from-france  

‘Black Bristol, racism and slavery: one narrative to rule them all?’ by Edson Burton
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/edson-burton/black-bristol-racism-and-slavery-one-narrative-to-rule-them-all  

‘Disinterring the enslaved’ by Jenny Davis
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/jenny-davis/disinterring-enslaved  

‘Colston, the cathedral and Bristol’s children’ by Christine Townsend
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/christine-townsend/colston-cathedral-and-bristol-s-children  

‘Adding flesh to the bones: re-imagining stories of the enslaved through the analysis of human skeletal remains’ by Catriona J McKenzie
https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/catriona-j-mckenzie/adding-flesh-to-bones-re-imagining-stories-of-enslaved-through-ana  

If you’re interested to write an article for Beyond Slavery then see the information on the site.

A procession for Slavery Remembrance Day. Department for Local Communities and Government//flickr.cc(by-nd)

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