Category Archives: African History

Robert Mugabe’s Fall in Political Cartoons: A Zimbabwean Story (Part II)

As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 2 of 2). Continue reading

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Robert Mugabe’s Fall in Political Cartoons: A Zimbabwean Story (Part I)

As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 1 of 2). Continue reading

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The softest and longest – coup in Zimbabwe

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Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities

by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash.  Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading

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Mothering Slaves

By Dr Emily West In 2013 I was looking for a new research project and found myself increasingly interested in exploring the lives of enslaved women beyond the geographical confines of the United States. Moreover, I also wanted to bring … Continue reading

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