“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

Towards a structural view of cultural appropriation

Towards a structural view of cultural appropriation By Adam Elliott-Cooper / @adamec87 I’m the real ambassador! It is evident I was sent by government to take your place, All I do is play the blues and meet the people face to face; I’ll explain and make it plain I represent the human race, And don’t… Read More

University of Oxford: Still the intellectual heart of the British Empire?

by Natalya Din-Kariuki The University of Oxford was the intellectual heart of the British Empire. One cannot walk through the city today without encountering the many busts, portraits, statues, engravings, and entire buildings dedicated to commemorating the Oxford men central to this imperial project. Stroll down Jowett Walk, most beautiful when dressed in the regalia… Read More

Self-Love Amidst Marginalisation

by Somayra Ismailjee  This piece is for every woman who suffers at the hands of a white supremacist, cissexist and ableist heteropatriarchy, and for every woman who has suffered at the hands of colonialism and continues to suffer at the hands of Western imperialism. This piece is for marginalised women. For women of colour. For… Read More