Towards Decolonising the Theatre: The Book of Mormon and the Colonial Lens in Depicting Africa

The arguments presented in this article serve to raise awareness about the reproduction of racial stereotypes in the theatre and decolonise these reproductions.

The Kitchen

Somehow, I have become a person who plans meals around produce — around a deep-seated fear of wasting. It should not be surprising to anyone that fear leads to oversight — to order.

The Oil that Binds

And there it was. The salty flavor. The flaky texture. As good as I had tasted in my grandmother’s small apartment in Pittsburgh.

Searching for Aina in Hawaii

The spoon is an example of what’s thwarting me in my Don-Quixote-like search for the local and the real — the people, the food — on this big, fecund island.

Let Us Educate the Miseducated

After all, part of the injustice of lies and slavery meted out on us were rooted in the inharmonious postures we assumed and the lovelessness reeking out among us.

Identity at the Round Table

When we come to the round table of literary discourse and are asked questions about our identity as writers of African extraction, what do we say in response to the query that questions our identity as African writers? Who is an African writer?

The Divine

Wheelchairs provide freedom — however individual and/or limited by inaccessibility — to many disabled people. And insofar as divine beings represent or create freedom for some people, it felt appropriate to me to portray a god in/as a wheelchair.

Some Decolonial Notes on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing

Specifically, decolonial theory calls for the re-membering of dismembered peoples, this means an action to re-humanize dehumanized peoples of the world, because decolonial theory appreciates that all forms of oppression thrive precisely because grand-dehumanization is their operative agent.

What We Must Do to Survive

They call it the ultimate tropical paradise in those ads you see but ain’t nothing sweet about it when all you do is work and still after all that work, there is nothing to show.

The War Mindset

The collective tragedy Eritrea wears as a badge of honor touched my family, too.

Crossing Borders for an Elusive Betterment: Filipina and Chinese Women in Japan

Underlying marriage migration is this idea of the geographics of power, and the differentials in mobility and agency between sending and receiving communities.

When Hakuna Matata Became a Phrase in English

The next time Hemingway would again consider Africa as a travel destination was in 1954. He came accompanied by his fourth and last wife, Mary, with the intention to explore Belgian Congo, Uganda, and Kenya.