Tag Archives: colonialism

#All Lives Matter–please read the fine print

Why is it so hard for white people to get that when black people say ‘black lives matter’ it means “we, black people, don’t feel our lives are as valued as the lives of white people”? Numerous studies and daily … Continue reading

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On Having A Scottish Last Name

I recently started genealogy research into my Jamaican roots. My last name, like those of many other Jamaicans, is Scottish. I knew it was beforehand but I didn’t care, not until my father accused me of not caring for my … Continue reading

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She: a history of Adventure, and commentary on Africa, Cultural Appropriation and African Queens

Henry Rider Haggard’s novel, She,  is among the first “adventure” novels written. Along with the author’s first novel, King Solomon’s Mines, which is said to inspire  such gems as the Indiana Jones franchise. It takes place in colonial-era Africa, in the … Continue reading

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