Colonialism

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Dutch exhibition offers new insight into Berbice slave uprising
National archives showcases unique letters sent by the leader of first organised slave revolt

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Imperialism and the British class system | Letters
Letter: Dr Ellen McAdam on interpreting Britain’s imperialist legacy, comparing other cultures to find the roots of empire, and class-based prejudice

Letters

15, Jan, 2021 @6:21 PM

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'Colonialism had never really ended': my life in the shadow of Cecil Rhodes
The long read: After growing up in a Zimbabwe convulsed by the legacy of colonialism, when I got to Oxford I realised how many British people still failed to see how empire had shaped lives like mine – as well as their own

Simukai Chigudu

14, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I've been unfairly targeted, says academic at heart of National Trust 'woke' row
Professor warns of ‘political agenda’ to discredit researchers exploring slavery links

Jamie Doward

20, Dec, 2020 @10:45 AM

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Protests erupt in New Caledonia over proposed sale of major nickel plant
Deal to sell Goro nickel plant to a consortium including controversial commodities trader Trafigura reignites tensions over independence

Leanne Jorari

10, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Netherlands museum exhibition to tell story of Dutch slave trade
‘Black Lives Matter shows urgency that subject is addressed,’ says Rijksmuseum director

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

10, Dec, 2020 @4:53 PM

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Discovery and survival: an 1872 Cape York expedition revisited – and the Girramay man who saved it
William Hann’s exploration to north Queensland has been largely forgotten. But unlike others, he survived, thanks to his resourceful, multilingual guide, Jerry

Paul Daley

27, Nov, 2020 @7:00 PM

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More than 200 public tributes connected to slave trade found in Wales
Audit finds figures linked to colonial exploitation honoured in statues, buildings and street names

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

26, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Experience: I steal from museums
I don’t consider myself a thief but an activist. I believe these objects should be given back to the African people they were taken from

Mwazulu Diyabanza

20, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Banking and slavery: Switzerland examines its colonial conscience
BLM protests and fresh historical evidence are raising questions over the legacy of the founder of modern Switzerland, Alfred Escher

Noele Illien in Zurich

19, Nov, 2020 @11:56 AM

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Paul Gilroy: 'I don’t think we can afford the luxury of pessimism'
The writer on Black British culture discusses his feelings about the future of race relations and his friendship with Steve McQueen

Sean O’Hagan

15, Nov, 2020 @12:30 PM

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New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute
Artefacts held by British museum and other western institutions were looted by British forces in 1897

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, Nov, 2020 @11:54 AM

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