How to decolonise the university

The Rhodes Must Fall campaign at the university of Cape Town ignited a worldwide discussion about decolonising universities and other further education institutions. Now, a new book Decolonising the University brings together resources to help academics and students to resist. Talia Dundoo talks to the book’s editors In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town… Read More

#RhodesMustFall: We can debate all we want but in the end, money talks

by Yosola Olorunshola Despite promising a six-month listening exercise on whether its statue of Cecil Rhodes should be removed, Oxford’s Oriel College has abruptly decided Rhodes will not fall. I’m not surprised. Money talks, but it also silences. The tone of the debate has felt disingenuous from the start, and its conclusion is no different.… 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

Open Letter to the Financial Times: On Black Students Protesting Against Racism

We See Things Differently by Ahmed Olayinka Sule  Dear Edward, I write regarding your article, “The rise of liberal intolerance in America”, published in the Financial Times on 30 November 2015. The central theme of your paper was that the sensitivity of the liberal left in general and black agitators in particular is stifling free… Read More