Daughters of the Dust: Inspiring black story telling for a generation

By Precious Agbabiaka I remember just over a year ago being completely captivated by Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade. The scenes belonging to the chapters “Hope” and “Redemption” from the hour long masterpiece brought me so much joy and renewed sense of pride as I bore witness to black girls and women, including some familiar faces,… Read More

Child abductions and torture: Northern Uganda’s forgotten war

by Karen Williams Uganda’s north was the inexplicable war that I first heard about during my London days in the early 1990s.  Reporting on it from Britain, it seemed an unfathomable conflict: bands of children marauding through the countryside, killing people, setting buildings and refugee camps alight and kidnapping other children. Years later I made… Read More

GE2017: What’s in a manifesto? | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende get into the manifestos. We ask: – How did the Manchester tragedy impact the campaigns? – Why was there a u-turn on the Tory manifesto? – Should we move towards universal state benefits like school lunches, or means-tested ones? – Tinder or goat… Read More

Dominic Ongwen: The abducted child soldier tried for crimes against humanity

by Karen Williams Uganda’s government recently announced that it has ended the manhunt for the leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony. At its height, the group wreaked havoc in northern Uganda, before dispersing across central Africa in recent years. It continues to attack civilians in the Central African Republic and the Democratic… Read More

GE2017: Why should young people vote? ft Marsha De Cordova | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende are talking voter registration and youth engagement. We tackle questions like: Is Grime4Corbyn just the new Blacks for Trump? Are the Tories now the party of the workers? Are the Lib Dems really progressives? Labour’s candidate for Battersea, Marsha De Cordova, joins us… Read More

Fleshing Out a Narrative of Illness: Notes on the Flesh

by Shahd Alshammari  I was slowly getting worse. The numbness escalated and was starting to resemble paralysis. My most terrifying moment was the minute I looked in the mirror, found that my curls were rebelling even more than the usual, and I was unable to tame them. Brushing my hair was no longer an option. My… Read More

Turn Up and Turn Out: why you should vote in the General Election

Registration to vote in the General Election on 8th June will close on May 22nd, you can register at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It’s quick and easy, and at the moment it’s one of the most radical things you can do Elections are supposed to be the apex of democratic process – so why do they feel like… Read More

South Kordofan and Blue Nile, the Sudanese border regions caught between drought and war

by Yosra Akasha The humanitarian crisis in East Africa is portrayed largely as a lack of food but ongoing political dimensions must be acknowledged for progress to be made In recent years drought has become the new reality in East Africa affecting populations relying on seasonal agriculture with shrinking harvests causing the cost of food… Read More

GE2017: Thought experiments on what lies ahead | White Men Dancing the Podcast

Welcome to the first White Men Dancing Podcast! Each week between now and the election Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende try and make sense of what on earth is going on. In this first episode we talk about how the campaign is going, we ask whether the result is a forgone conclusion, we lament Diane… Read More