Palestinians must be able to speak their truth

The row about how the Labour Party defines anti-Semitism is ongoing and vitriolic but this is more than just a pedantic battle over words, there is a deliberate attempt to silence the voices of the Palestinian people. Media Diversified stands with all marginalised communities and defends their right to tell their stories based on their… Read More

Windrush and migration stories must become part of a national narrative of Britain | Windrush 70th Anniversary series

Patrick Vernon describes the need to include Windrush stories in our public imagination of how modern Britain was built in the third article in a series curated for Windrush Day by Kiri Kankhwende Read More

Denial, shame and the Armenian Genocide

by Robert Kazandjian The identity I was constructing for myself collapsed around my L.A-Gear-clad feet when I was six or seven. My friend Kirilos arrived from Sudan, and joined our school. The teacher, encouraged by my proud declarations of Egyptian heritage, told me to speak ‘your language’ with him. ‘Parev, inch’pes es?’ (Hello, how are… Read More

How should we teach children about contested histories?

by Farah Elahi  In recent years, there have been numerous campaigns for the inclusion of marginalised histories in the national curriculum. These campaigns have been successful in retaining key black British figures such as Mary Seacole and Olaudah Equiano in history lessons. However, inclusion is not enough. We must go further, ensuring that these stories… Read More

Claudia Roden: the Egyptian cook in exile who brought hummus to the UK

by Henna Zamurd-Butt  This article is based on a lecture delivered by Claudia Roden at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London on 8th February 2017 as part of the university’s Centenary celebrations. There are some cooks who wordlessly lift their inspirations from cultures near and far, and others captivated by the alchemy… Read More

A Belly Full of Stories: exploring the history of Caribbean food in the UK

by Henna Zamurd-Butt When Riaz Phillips, founder of Tezeta Press, tried to look into the history behind the food of one of the UK’s most prominent and influential diaspora communities all he could find, from the British Library to the Black Cultural Archives were tantalising but passing references to Caribbean eateries. So he spent over… Read More

“But, do you think Empire was really all that bad?”

by Maya Goodfellow  “But, do you really think Empire was really all that bad?” Everyone in our corner of the pub went silent as one of our course mates brazenly put this question to our Indian professor. “It was an absolute catastrophe – all we got out of it was the railways, and even that… Read More