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Review: Cleopatra's Wedding Present, Travels Through Syria

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Austin Blake Mullins

Around twenty years ago, a young English journalist by the name of Robert Tewdwr Moss packed his bags and headed to Syria. Much like his colonial forbearers of the previous century, Moss was drawn explicably to the romantic, even Orientalist ideals of this most Arab of nations.

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2017 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

Theology in the Hands of Racist Colonialists

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.06.2016 | Religion
Craig Luekens

I know that the Church has committed untold amounts of suffering and evil in the name of Christ. (There is no religion, philosophy, or worldview, for that matter, that hasn't, all to greater or lesser degrees of distortion).

Cartoons Terrorize Parisian Family: Teaching Colonialism

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

We'd begin with contemporary Paris, the Charlie Hebdo cartoons and bloodshed. We'd then quickly turn to Caché. If I were teaching again, this is how I'd start my literature and film class about colonialism.

Race Matters in the Classroom

Deepak Sarma | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

I am successful when my students and conversation partners begin enclosing and confining these colonial categories in quotation marks, recognizing their construction and significance, historicizing them, disrupting them, and depriving them of their power.

Verdi's Egypt

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Today, Egypt is troubled. As my country becomes more politically polarized, sectarian violence continues to rock its society.

White Hindu Converts: Mimicry Or Mockery?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Of course there are always a plethora of pleasant anecdotes that Diaspora Hindus welcomed White Hindu Converts in their temples and homes. But is this welcome sincere?

PHOTOS: Mozambique's Forgotten Island

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

The night we arrived the waves were crashing onto the street and the next morning that same shoreline stretched out to sea for a kilometer, revealing incredible tide pools. Neon coral, clown fish, eels, starfish and sea urchins showedthemselves in just a few inches of water.


Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

The key concern for me was whether and how it was possible to tell what is essentially someone else's story in a way that provides meaningful advocacy.

Africans, Is it Time to Question 400 Years of Colonialism and 50 Years of Aid?

Atim Oton | Posted 01.24.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

Africa is still a child and needs to grow up. But it's growth has to be on its own terms. It is time for Africa to re-evaluate its 400 years of colonialism and the last 50 years of aid. Each has changed the continent in some many ways.

Real India: Ashis Nandy's post-colonial "intimate enemies" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

NEW DELHI -- Ashis Nandy has a big idea about "loss and recovery" in the history of colonialism. The bumpersticker version is that the conquerors and...

The Trouble With Travel Writing

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

The more of the world one experiences the more it is made abundantly clear that no matter where one travels, the human experience is one of remarkable uniformity.

Truth in Fiction: Echoes of Haiti in Channer's Golden Shoes

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

What moved me to tears in this second reading of Colin Channer's The Girl with the Golden Shoes was how the fate of Estrella mirrors the fate of Haiti.

Even Bigger than The Hype: Obama's Candidacy as World-Historical

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

But even though racial inequities persist, there is no doubt that the first black President will be a milestone, a watershed seemingly unthinkable before Obama's meteoric candidacy.