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Just attended this event. I thought I’d share my notes on Twitter, if it can start a conversation. I haven’t read the book #InsurgentEmpire, but I guess it will be of interest to anyone interested in the topics of empire, anticolonisation, migrations, social movements…
@thariel and @PriyamvadaGopal mention they met in 2003 during a march against war in Irak. Hundreds of thousands of people were out on the streets, several times, but government still proceeded with that war.
In that aspect, one could argue the marches failed, but dissent still does matter in the long run: it inspires, it echoes…

It allows for some principles to stay topical, to stay articulate in the mainstream, to have a presence.
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Still processing the powerful discussion we had today in our #MA @ARUSociology session on #DecolonisingtheUniversity. A student shared her experiences of growing up in apartheid South Africa & feeling validated & 'seen' by the reading material. Became emotional as she talked
about how #apartheid affected her secondary & higher education in South Africa. Another shared his experiences of racism & racial abuse at his place of work in London, and how he'd envisioned a different kind of life in the UK when he migrated from Nigeria three years
ago. A third talked about being British in Zimbabwe and how her family had tried to convince her that the 'whites' were there to help the 'black people' and how she learnt to resist the 'civilising' narrative of #empire. A fourth discussed how her godfather rolled his eyes at her
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