There is an in-joke at my university that we have to mention “decolonisation” at least once a day. But the joke aside, it is true that I have become a lot more conscious of the issues while working here. As the internet saying goes, once the red pill is taken, there is no unlearning.
Why I am saying this is because the following article is a year old but I have only recently stumbled upon it, and I can’t get it out of my head since.
You’ll never see the iconic photo of the ‘Afghan Girl’ the same way again (Ribhu, Wired, 12 March 2019)
Starving Child and Vulture (photo by Kevin Carter, 1993)
Into the Heart: One Man’s Pursuit of Love and Knowledge among the Yanomami (Kenneth Good, 1991; crossposted 3 January 2017)
Natalie Portman opens up about experiencing “sexual terrorism” after starring in ‘Leon’ at 13 (Luke Morgan Britton, NME, 22 January 2018)
Decolonise science — time to end another imperial era (Rohan Deb Roy, The Conversation, 5 April 2018; crossposted 10 December 2018)
The disturbing story behind the rape scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris, explained (Anna North, Vox, 26 November 2018)