Rethinking the Climate Change-Migration-Conflict Nexus in the Sahel: A Plea for Intersectionality to Include Descent-based Slavery
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Rethinking the Climate Change-Migration-Conflict Nexus in the Sahel: A Plea for Intersectionality to Include Descent-based Slavery

By Mamadou Sène Cissé, Lotte Pelckmans, and Marie Rodet Since October 2018, more than 3,000 people have been displaced in Western Mali due to community conflicts and violence. These forced displacements have been far less publicised than the massive internal displacements experienced by more than 240,000 people from Northern and Central Mali due to the…

An Almost Secret History: Institutional Responsibility and the History of SOAS
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An Almost Secret History: Institutional Responsibility and the History of SOAS

by Cristyn Hughes Today’s world is heavily influenced by the presence and actions of national and international institutions. This phenomenon isn’t new – large conglomerates, banks for instance, have existed for centuries and exerted immense influence on the economy – but widespread access to both their workings and their histories is relatively recent. What about…

A Poem in Avar and Russia’s Soldiers in Ukraine
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A Poem in Avar and Russia’s Soldiers in Ukraine

by Zayra Badillo Castro For women, war is never over. Rasul Gamzatov, (1923-2003) Poet, Dagestan, Russian Federation Makhachkala is not a city often covered in the news.  The capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, an administrative entity under the Russian Federation located in the North Caucasus, has become a headline since the start of…

Kashmir: A Natural Paradise or a Man-made Hell? A Journey to Discover a Forgotten Perspective
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Kashmir: A Natural Paradise or a Man-made Hell? A Journey to Discover a Forgotten Perspective

by Hamza Latif Kashmir has been divided for decades. It has always been a region characterized by the diversity of its natural landscapes – from lush mountain valleys to glacial lakes. However, this image of a land solely of natural wonders has been constructed through propaganda, media, and misinformation by entities that are not Kashmiri….

Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards
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Particles Beyond Sight: Black Subjectivity and Creolization in Denis Williams’ Other Leopards

“There was a silence at the heart of the flying bodies; there was a soundless sound; there was a motion meaningless as the awful collision of particles beyond sight; there was an energy purposeful of intention but beyond understanding. A man must lose his life to find it.”

迷失與掙扎:以廣東歌訴説香港人對政治變遷的無所適從 Lost and Struggling: Explaining Hongkongers’ Perplexity over Political Vicissitudes through Cantopop Songs
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迷失與掙扎:以廣東歌訴説香港人對政治變遷的無所適從 Lost and Struggling: Explaining Hongkongers’ Perplexity over Political Vicissitudes through Cantopop Songs

By Crystal Choi, Eunice Chan and Marco Lam CW: This article and podcast contain explicit language. 前言 廣東歌一直紀錄香港社會變遷,亦係香港文化同身份認同嘅載體。1989年嘅六四事件,加添香港社會對中共管治嘅不安同恐懼,當時唔少嘅流行曲都用呢個題材。九七主權移交廿五年後嘅今日,呢份不安同恐懼都仲喺度,而廣東歌繼續肩負起記錄社會變化嘅重任。我吔一齊睇下廣東歌,點樣反映唔同時期嘅香港社會,對於主權移交同埋中港關係嘅睇法。 Introduction Since its emergence in the 1970s, Cantopop has been documenting social change in Hong Kong. It is also a carrier of Hong Kong’s culture and identity. In 1989 the Tiananmen Massacre occurred in mainland China. This…