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Decolonisation as practice: Reflecting on personal and institutional journeys towards change

I am a South African academic and diversity expert whose transdisciplinary work has shown the power of decoloniality as practice. In my journey leading institutional journeys of change in academia via curriculum…

Afroscenology for British actors? Making performance pregnant with culture

If we are ‘pregnant with culture’, one of the powerful metaphors of Samuel Ravengai’s Afroscenology, then how can we select from and navigate between the inhibiting and transformational aspects of culture when…

Postcolonial memory work as wake work

In my recent monograph, Continuous Pasts: Frictions of Memory in Postcolonial Africa, I argue that the colonial enterprise is a memory enterprise and that colonialism, among other things, is an attempt at…

Why Decolonial Studies differs from Postcolonial Studies: Ramón Grosfoguel on Modernity, Capitalism, and Race

Within this reading group led by Ramón Grosfoguel, he will articulate a decolonial approach to modernity in the face of a Eurocentric approach. He will define modernity and discuss its relationship to…

Bates’ ‘Nothing rhymes with Ngapartji’

Today we launch the next contribution to our series of feature length films, documentaries and performances practising decoloniality, released on a quarterly basis. Navigate through my video introduction and film excerpt, clicking…

Rehoming the home

Where is home? Is it the motherland, the left-behind world of birthplace and ancestry, or is it the strange but fresh landscape of possibility and promise? Which language articulates the private self, which…