Friday, March 21st, 2014
A few years ago, on a snowy January evening, a stranger mistook me for someone he had seen the previous week, aboard an evening train heading to Frankfurt. The moment lasted seconds, but our brief encounter would serve as a catalyst for what became a lifelong journey of (self-)discovery. As a mixed race teenager growing
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
I’ve been reading Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism. He puts it all plainly. In the flurry of theory, tangles of citational prose, and the demands for refereed this, that, and the other that ping throughout an academic’s...
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
“Bon voyage” (“Have a nice trip”), a Swiss animated short movie by Fabio Friedli, seeks to convey how it feels to be an African asylum seeker in Switzerland, and it does so by capturing the experience in...
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
So apparently there’s more to the Ghana-Germany connection than the Boateng boys. I think the above Azonto rave in Hamburg this past January is proof of that. It’s perhaps an illustration of some of the points we...
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
A satirical film made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1986. Worth seeing again. It should also be the dvd you pop in at your colonial-themed wedding.