NEWS: A Statement on Hurricane Irma | Small Axe Project

Small Axe issues a statement in the wake of Hurricane Irma: "As Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Caribbean archipelago, with such devastating effect, we in the Small Axe Project wish to extend our thoughts to all those in the region who have already been affected, and to urge those in its path to … Continue reading NEWS: A Statement on Hurricane Irma | Small Axe Project

BLOGROLL: Figueroa on the Present Past of Colonialism

Yomaira C. Figueroa writes: "i am called again now. in the wake of huracán maria which has wreaked havoc on our island whose infrastructure was so weak it could only be by design. there was a crisis before this crisis. there was a want before the need and a need before that. we the reaped … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Figueroa on the Present Past of Colonialism

BLOGROLL: Turner on Calculating the Cost of Hurricanes in the Caribbean for @AAIHS

Sasha Turner writes: "The age of exploration and expansion during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ushered in views of the Caribbean as a wild and savage paradise whose natural fecundity allowed it to bear fruit without much labor, and whose fruitfulness was ripe for picking. Imbued with theories of the Enlightenment, the seventeenth and eighteenth … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Turner on Calculating the Cost of Hurricanes in the Caribbean for @AAIHS

BLOGROLL: Interview with Guadalopean Blogger and Activist João Gabriell

João Gabriell of, among other things, Mouvement de Libération Afro (MLA) was interviewed by la 1ère, site d'Outre-mer: "Q: Pouvez-vous caractériser cette « approche marxiste de la négrophobie et du (néo)colonialisme » que vous revendiquez ? "Gabriell: C'est comprendre les phénomènes d'exploitation et de dépossession des ressources des uns (par exemple les Africains) pour l'enrichissement des autres (les … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Interview with Guadalopean Blogger and Activist João Gabriell

BLOGROLL: Morford on Undoing the Colonial Myth of “Firsting” | NiCHE

Ashley Caranto Morford on de-firsting and the CHESS 2017 Summer School: "It’s not only that Devine’s map defaces and reclaims the colonial space of the gallery that makes Battle for the Woodlands such an empowering tool for and of de-firsting — it is also that this piece is literally painted overtop a nineteenth-century colonial map of Canada, … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Morford on Undoing the Colonial Myth of “Firsting” | NiCHE

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

Eric Allina. Slavery by Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. via University of Virginia Press: Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique … Continue reading BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

BOOK: Higgs on Slavery and Cocoa in Colonial Angola

Catherine Higgs. Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. From the Ohio University Press website: "In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe—the chocolate islands—through Angola and Mozambique, and finally … Continue reading BOOK: Higgs on Slavery and Cocoa in Colonial Angola