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Policing black women’s hair

The thickness and texture of my black hair was under constant scrutiny when I was a child. My aunt used to call me bossi…

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#MindYourOwnBusiness

I shook Paul Kagame’s hand yesterday. A colleague and I were discussing the difference between historical and anthropolo…

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Recession No Kill Celebration

An inescapable part of Nigerian social life is our lavish celebrations of important occasions, such as weddings, birthda…

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Africa In The New Century

Originally presented in a lecture series and later compiled in The Philosophy of History (Germany, 1837), Hegel adds: “T…

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The Radical Historian

Until the 1970s, South African historiography – on elite, white English-speaking campuses – was dominated by liberal his…

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