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British anti- racist non- fiction after empire
Dominic Davies

) by Layla Saad, a British social-media influencer and author. Google lists Saad’s book in the genre of ‘self-help’ and, indeed, it is a didactic introduction aimed specifically at white readers who want to tackle racism through behavioural change. As Saad writes, it is ‘a book that is designed for you [the reader] not just to read but to work through. The best way to do that

in British culture after empire
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Rhodesia and the ‘Rivers of Blood’
Josh Doble
Liam J. Liburd
, and
Emma Parker

the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement originated in the USA in 2013, Floyd’s murder and its intersection with the COVID-19 pandemic (an event which emphasised longstanding, interrelated issues of racism and social and economic inequality) led to BLM’s international expansion. Its slogan and hashtags now adorned walls, windows and social media pages from Baltimore to Belgium. In Britain, the murder of

in British culture after empire
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Material reckonings with military histories
Henrietta Lidchi

, commented on and quickly shared across social media, in which the hero’s nemesis (Killmonger) stands in a museum, qua the British Museum, and gazes intently at the content of key African displays. He proceeds to question and correct the arrogant (female) curator, and possibly permanently incapacitate her by poisoning her cup of coffee. Killmonger then seizes his ancestral objects, an action that is described within the terms of the film (and echoed as such widely outside) as a long-overdue act of redistributive justice. 3 The barely concealed Docklands location with

in Dividing the spoils
Decoloniality from Cape Town to Oxford, and back
Stephen Howe

reason for his dismissal was all about civility: his alleged in civility in writing, notably in social media posts, about Israel and Palestine. His own argument was however that: My discourse might appear uncivil, but such a judgment can never be proffered in an ideological or rhetorical vacuum. Civility and incivility make

in The break-up of Greater Britain
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Bryan S. Glass
John M. MacKenzie

and on social media. Perhaps paradoxically, however, empire at the same time was resurrected as a major source of study, research and publication for scholars in a number of disciplines, perhaps arising from a sense that empire had been, at least in theory, a precursor of modern globalisation, or at the very least had been a significant component in the framing of the world we had inherited. But the global

in Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century