Hidden Histories #7 – BlindianProject — The HOME of Black x Brown Culture

June 14, 2022

The BlindianProject is a social impact media platform and community at the intersection of Black x Brown culture. We aim to normalize Black x Brown relationships and dismantle anti-Blackness and Indophobia. SOAS Decolonising Working Group (DWG) Hidden Histories A seminar series curated by the Library Decolonisation Operational Group, led by Farzana Qureshi, Dr. Ludi Price, Amma Poku and Angelica Baschiera Hidden Histories seeks to highlight stories from African, Caribbean and Asian communities in the UK

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Hidden Histories #6 – Undocupoets: A Conversation Among Undocumented Poets of America

May 3, 2022

“Poetry doesn’t feed mouths, doesn’t build homes, doesn’t cure systemic ills” yet there are undocumented in America who choose metaphor and the line to make their way in a country that does not recognize them. These poets write on eros, silence, humor—and, yes, of their experiences of being “illegal.” On May 24, 2022, the Fellows of the Undocupoets will read poems and discuss the role of poetry in this highly

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Hidden Histories – “Somali storytelling: our people, home and landscape”

March 29, 2022

Since 1991 Somalia has suffered a civil war that has played out a brutal history. Words that come to mind are humanitarian crisis, Islamist militants, piracy and terrorism. Removing this perception, we culturally understand Somali people as oral storytellers for centuries with a rich history reflected through a love for poetry and short stories. We dedicate this Hidden Histories to the people of Somalia, to discover more about the cultural landscape

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Hidden Histories #5 – Somali storytelling: our people, home and landscape

March 10, 2022

Since 1991 Somalia has suffered a civil war that has played out a brutal history. Words that come to mind are humanitarian crisis, Islamist militants, piracy and terrorism. Removing this perception, we culturally understand Somali people as oral storytellers for centuries with a rich history reflected through a love for poetry and short stories.  SOAS Decolonising Working Group (DWG) Hidden Histories A seminar series curated by the Library Decolonisation Operational Group,

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Hidden Histories – “True Heart Theatre 真心劇團 – giving voice to London’s Chinese community”

February 22, 2022

True Heart Theatre 真心劇團 was born in 2006 from a group of Chinese overseas students living in London, who came together to tell stories of their experience of living in the UK; and also stories about missing their home in Asia. Using the method of Playback Theatre, where audience experiences are improvisationally performed by the group as a form of group and individual reflection of lived experience, they serve many

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Hidden Histories #4 – True Heart Theatre 真心劇團 – giving voice to London’s Chinese community

January 27, 2022

Generating a deep sense of community inspired through sharing personal stories. SOAS Decolonising Working Group (DWG) Hidden Histories A seminar series curated by the Library Decolonisation Operational Group, led by Farzana Qureshi, Dr. Ludi Price, Amma Poku and Angelica Baschiera Hidden Histories seeks to highlight stories from African, Caribbean and Asian communities in the UK and beyond, bringing to light a shared vision of decolonising knowledge production, and documenting the unique voices and

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Hidden Histories – “Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful”

January 25, 2022

With Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful, the Collective for Black Iranians invites you for a conversation about the importance of language in identity formation and in seeing ourselves. Black is beautiful, Siyah Zibast is the first call in the Iranian community to see and say that Blackness lives in Iranian identity and vice-versa, a call to say that “Black is beautiful”. Co-founders, Priscillia Kounkou-Hoveyda, Alex Eskandarkhah, Norman Soltan Salahshour and resident historian Beeta Baghoolizadeh, as well

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Hidden Histories #3 – Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful

December 21, 2021

With Siyah Zibast, Black is beautiful, the Collective for Black Iranians invites you for a conversation about the importance of language in identity formation and in seeing ourselves. SOAS Decolonising Working Group (DWG) Hidden Histories A seminar series curated by the Library Decolonisation Operational Group, led by Farzana Qureshi, Dr. Ludi Price, Amma Poku and Angelica Baschiera Hidden Histories seeks to highlight stories from African, Caribbean and Asian communities in the UK and beyond, bringing

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Hidden Histories – “Partition & Peacebuilding: reclaiming the history of British South Asians”

November 23, 2021

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians. People need to be able to tell their own stories, and this is an opportunity to show what it means to be South Asian in the 21st century, as well as look to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today. Join Binita Kane and Jasvir Singh the co founders

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Hidden Histories – “Black British Publishing – Past to Present”

October 26, 2021

To celebrate Black History Month, our inaugural session in the series will explore black literature movements and visual representations of black figures. The event will be an online panel discussion with Aurella Yussuf and Hudda Khaireh from Thick/er Black Lines – an interdisciplinary research-led artist collective that applies contemporary art theory, cultural studies and social practices to rewrite histories – and Dr. Marl’ene Edwin, Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora

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