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The Italy/Ethiopia Conflict and Anti-Colonial Anti-Fascism: In Lieu of a Book

Over the last seven years, I have published a number of pieces all of which draw out the historical and theoretical implications of the Italy/Ethiopia conflict (1935-41) and the anti-colonial anti-fascism that responded to it across the British Empire and … Continue reading

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Fanon: from Martinque to Algeria via Ethiopia

  We can start with one of Frantz Fanon’s fellow Martinicans: Paulette Nardal.  She’s largely responsible for forcing the issue of Black consciousness onto the Parisian community of Black intellectuals and artists in the 1920s and 30s. Négritude is cultivated in … Continue reading

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Sylvia Wynter – “A Dream Deferred: Will the Condemned Rasta Fari ever Return to Africa?”

Below is a duplication of an article by Sylvia Wynter, which I found in the UK National Archives, entitled: A Dream Deferred: Will the Condemned Rasta Fari ever Return to Africa? I have tried to find this article reprinted elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Behind the Rhodes Statue: Black Competency and the Imperial Academy

I’ve written a new article, which should hopefully come out in the History of Human Sciences next year. In the meantime, I’ve provided the introduction below, and you can read the full draft of it here. Stuart Hall was a central figure … Continue reading

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Race and the Undeserving Poor

I’ve just published a book with Agenda, called Race and the Undeserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit. There’s a debate on the book at DisorderofThings, including an intro and a response by me. They are really excellent critical engagements with … Continue reading

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More on the Abyssinian general from Guyana

In a previous blog I looked at the impact of the Italian/Ethiopian war on the African peoples of Guyana.  I related an incident, in October 1935 – the month that Italy invaded Ethiopia – that was reported in 1936 during … Continue reading

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How Black Deficit Entered the British Academy

I have written a draft of an article that seeks to address some of the criticisms of current projects to “decolonize” the British academy. I also hope the article will be a resource for those who are undertaking these projects. … Continue reading

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