Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy

Nostalgia is above all, a product of the imaginary, and it is generally invented to foster a sense of both self-continuitiy and community Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy is a thoroughly well researched and insightful book that examines […]

I recently featured in Episode 3 aka Ebony & Brownvory of the Black Woman’s Hour which is hosted by my friend Ava Vidal and Ayisha Vigneswaren, alongside journalist Ash Sarkar. Some of you may be asking isn’t there already a Woman’s Hour, and the answer to this question is yes. The BBC has a highly […]

Banned Book Week 2020

Banned Books Week, from a US perspective ended earlier this month (September 27 – October 3, 2020). The UK’s Banned Books Week was the previous week, but I’m taking this time to examine some of the books I’d previously read, which have featured on the censors’ list. Why were they banned in a country where the freedom […]

Uncle Remus from Song of the South

Alongside the global pandemic of Coronavirus, another virus has swept the Western World. This is the virus of apologising for works of art (brands as well as comedy) that those around the boardroom tables have finally realised are racist, or at the very least could be perceived to be racist. This was done against the […]