The visit will acknowledge the more painful aspects of the UK and Kenya’s colonial history.
Retaining a statue or monument takes very little work – explaining it is a mammoth and contested task.
The restitution of looted objects from former colonies in Africa is an essential component of post-colonial reparation.
The government and some producers are pushing to industrialize the sugar cane-based spirit to boost its popularity around the world, while small farmers fear losing their livelihoods.
On paper, the lush and wealthy city of Geneva is one of the capitals of human rights. Yet, one historian’s work points to a darker history few one want to see.
Philip Miller and Amit Chaudhuri have reworked national anthems to reflect the impact of history on official music.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for truth-telling as a crucial step towards reconciliation. What does this process involve, and what are the potential promises and pitfalls?
With over 200 publications to his name, his three most recent books give a sense of why he is so famous as a historian.
Edward Said’s seminal 1978 book, Orientalism, explores how often racist or romanticised stereotypes create a worldview that justifies Western colonialism and imperialism.
Football provides a way for unpopular elites to build political capital – but also creates space for citizens to voice dissent.
The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
Poet, soldier and critic of postcolonial elites, Hadraawi was the greatest poet of his generation.
Music has often been used as a political tool to urge Kenyans to forget the sins of colonial and post-colonial regimes.
New Year’s Eve is the anniversary of the British invaders’ first kidnapping of a First Nations person in Australia. This kidnapping led to a devastating smallpox outbreak.
To prosper after the legacy of imperialism and colonization, Afghanistan needs partnerships and business investment, not bullets and bombs.
The new novel by Nigerian icon Wole Soyinka is at once satire, political thriller and tragedy. It is the work of a great writer that marks the destruction of postcolonial reason.
On-field demonstrations of remembrance and protest are able to harness potent political power.
Gurnah won the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate” look at the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees”.
How Harare has dealt with its urban canine citizens over the years following independence reflects the competing visions of a modern city.
Sports in Africa, Past and Present examines the role played by leisure and professional sports in shaping African life, including resisting colonialism.