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
‘(Very) close to the bone’ by Ralph Hoyte
‘Literary archaeology: exploring the lived environment of the slave’ by Josie Gill
‘Language and resistance: memories of slavery and Rastafari language’ by Shawn-Naphtali Sobers
‘Obliteration, contextualisation or ‘guerrilla memorialisation’?’ by Madge Dresser
‘Slavery and visual memory: what Britain can learn from France’ by Olivette Otele
‘Black Bristol, racism and slavery: one narrative to rule them all?’ by Edson Burton
‘Disinterring the enslaved’ by Jenny Davis
‘Colston, the cathedral and Bristol’s children’ by Christine Townsend
‘Adding flesh to the bones: re-imagining stories of the enslaved through the analysis of human skeletal remains’ by Catriona J McKenzie
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)