Book review: First contact/The cult of progress by David Olusoga

This is a very sad book, and, if you are someone who sees ‘progress’ as emotional and moral development (including social justice), then you will be either very disappointed to see that we have made none or you will have your belief that we have made none confirmed. We still have slavery in different forms,… Read More Book review: First contact/The cult of progress by David Olusoga

Book review: Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi

Kumukanda, means initiation, the process/practices by which a young boy grows into a man. Removed from the original cultural context (in Zambia) the poems explore how the author navigates identity and space in the current environment (England). Growth is reimagined and explored in a terrain that is antagonistic to the author’s heritage and is closed… Read More Book review: Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi