Colonialism

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V&A to display its first African fashion exhibition
Galleries will showcase designers who are often overlooked, in an effort to acknowledge colonial histories within the museum

Lauren Cochrane

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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East Africa must reject its colonial model of conserving wildlife
‘Fortress’ game reserves displaced the Maasai but ignore the pastoralists’ role in maintaining wildlife and biodiversity

Gatu wa Mbaria

24, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Racism in aid sector is a hangover of colonialism, says scathing report by MPs
Senior roles still dominated by white people and appeals depict countries as inferior to UK, says international development committee

Sarah Johnson

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The Sea Beast review – feisty stowaway hunts monsters in lavish fantasy epic
There are rollicking action scenes and family-friendly humour in this visually sumptuous work from the director of Big Hero 6

Leslie Felperin

22, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Sudanese museums seek return of artefacts taken by British colonisers
Items include armour, banners, and two skulls taken from Omdurman battlefield

Jason Burke and Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum

20, Jun, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Belgium to return Patrice Lumumba’s gold tooth in bid to atone for colonial crimes
Relic of the murdered Republic of Congo leader will be returned to his family as Brussels confronts its bloody past in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

18, Jun, 2022 @2:03 PM

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‘I’m not panicking!’ – artist Hew Locke on setting sail with six Queen Victorias
He has been exploring ships, slavery and statues for decades – and now the world has finally caught up. As Locke unveils the boat he has built in Birmingham, he talks us through his ‘bloody exhausting’ workload

Emine Saner

16, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Home Office tried to ‘sanitise’ staff education module on colonialism
Disagreements have led to delay in course rollout as civil servants think empire material ‘too controversial’

Amelia Gentleman

10, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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We Are Still Here review – 10 directors take on Captain Cook in thrilling ways
The opening night film of Sydney film festival 2022, this anthology combines eight strands, spanning animation, speculative futures and war, with captivating results

Luke Buckmaster

08, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A pirate Captain Cook and his own head in a jar: the subversive satire of Daniel Boyd
Ahead of a career-spanning exhibition, the Indigenous Australian artist talks about his family story, Black Lives Matter and why he is inspired by an Aboriginal warrior who took on the invading Britons

Steve Dow

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Infamous Captain Cook statue in controversial pose removed from Queensland street
Eight-metre-tall statue in pose some liken to a Nazi salute will be moved from Sheridan St in Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands

Joe Hinchliffe

24, May, 2022 @8:37 AM

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We learnt early that white ghosts can lie. Australians are ready for truth and reckoning | Thomas Mayor
In this Griffith Review extract Thomas Mayor writes about how his people have a different history of Captain Cook’s ‘discovery’ of the Torres Strait. Now is the time for truths to collide and come together

Thomas Mayor

20, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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