A Student made Radical Reading List

January 31, 2024

We have long recognised the need for consuming literature, media, and academia beyond just Anglo-Saxon contributors and while many strides have been made when it comes to the consumption of work created by those at the margins, the majority of it is still produced and published within a western canon. When everything we consume has been approved of by the West and therefore subjected to its specific ideals of censorship, how can we truly challenge colonial hegemony in literature?

The Political Economy of Development

January 31, 2024

The resources selected are independently published to further decolonise our understanding of the political economy of development. We have long recognised the need for consuming literature, media, and academia beyond just anglo-saxan contributors and while many strides when it comes to the consumption of those at the margins, the work consumed is still produced and published within a western canon. When everything we consume has been approved of by the West and therefore subjected to its specific ideals of censorship, how can we truly challenge the hegemony of western thought? How can we think differently if we are only learning from a singular perspective- even if that perspective claims to be based on various experiences…

Partition Memories Exhibition

October 30, 2023

On the 16th August, Farzana Qureshi (SOAS Arts and Humanities Librarian) and Dr. Aditi Kumar (Post Doctoral at Warwick University) held a walk and talk event in SOAS library, around the Lady David Cases. Thirty-five people attended the afternoon, from the British Library, SOAS staff and students and family members whose stories are shared in the exhibition…