On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

Does the passenger of the plane perceive the ground is shifting? It’s likely they don’t because they are insouciantly, unabashedly high in the sky. The seat they are on is set to recline and the earth below in hues of green and brown is in a homogenous stasis. The one on the ground sees the … Continue reading On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

Houleye Thiam: The Sad Story of Black Muslim Mauritanians

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a racially and ethnically diverse country that straddles the divide between North and West Africa, bridging the Sahara and the Sahel. Since its artificial creation by the former colonising power France in 1960, this nation has been a theatre for violent ethnic conflicts, disgraceful practices of slavery, racial discrimination … Continue reading Houleye Thiam: The Sad Story of Black Muslim Mauritanians

The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Tunisa has recently (2018) seen significant reform in civil rights law – namely the criminalisation of racism within the country. The “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act was passed on the 9th of October following a series of violent racially motivated incidents and a climate of severely entrenched racial discrimination and divide (see … Continue reading The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised