From Botany Bay to the Flying Boats
weird colonial propaganda in Australian schools
Wherefore, qua, bonum: decrypting Indian legalese
A colonial hangover, or unrealised literary dreams
The National Monument(s) at Rashayya
Contested pasts embraced in a Lebanese citadel
Tall Man Out
A cultural history of Satyajit Ray’s height
All Your Black Messiahs
radically reimagining the celebration of blackness
Colonialism walks into a chop bar
February 2016: I have gone to a chop bar and bought fufu with what soup I cannot remember.
Sing us a Catholic song in Nigerian tongues
The tune was simple enough, but to pronounce the words with the correct Izzi intonation was grueling.
Out of Africa
Claire’s father Sam Simmons would be there, and they would spend the next hour or two quaffing Castle beer, smoking and playing snooker in the dim, curtained rooms adjoining the bar.
Slove You, N.Y.C.
Giving the people what they want, Slav-style