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School of History

HST6775 Anticolonial Political Thought

Credits: 30

How does colonialism operate? And how, more fittingly, might we imagine a future outside of colonial rule? In this module we will think with those who tried to answer these questions. From those like B.R. Ambedkar, Frantz Fanon and Kwame Nkrumah who imagined federal and nationalist projects for sovereignty, critiqued neo-colonialism, and analysed how the racialisation of colonised peoples underpins enduring global inequalities. To Walter Rodney and the Black Power movement in the Caribbean. To Alfred Taiaiake’s thoughts on indigenous sovereignties and the environment. We will read people writing from the imperial core but primarily thinkers from the Caribbean, the African continent, South Asia, and the Middle East. This module MUST be taken in conjunction with HST6700 History Research Dissertation.

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