When Greece is not Ancient: Colonialism, Eurocentrism and Classics

When Greece is not Ancient: Colonialism, Eurocentrism and Classics

by Katerina Apokatanidis cover picture: Temple of Dionysos, Yria, Naxos, Wikipedia As any survivor of an ancient 'civilization' knows, colonialist views on the meaning and interpretation of that 'civilization' are still very much alive. European and settler colonies-based scholars (termed Western throughout this post) in the Humanities have often ignored the continuity of a cultural … Continue reading When Greece is not Ancient: Colonialism, Eurocentrism and Classics

Queer Feminist Organizing in Ghana and Beyond: A Special Panel

Queer Feminist Organizing in Ghana and Beyond: A Special Panel

Join us on zoom on April 6th 2021 for a special panel on queer feminist organizing in Ghana and beyond. This event was put together by Dr Wunpini Mohammed and Dr Girish Daswani and will feature Nana Yaa Agyepong, Fatima B. Derby, El-Farouk Khaki, and Zeeyyah Mudasir. It is co-sponsored by Silent Majority Ghana, Africa Proactive, and Everyday Orientalism.

Black, Brown, and in Love: Interracial Relationships Between Africa and India

Black, Brown, and in Love: Interracial Relationships Between Africa and India

Image credit: Bright Ackwerh Join us on zoom on March 12th, (10-11:30am EST / 3-4.30pm GMT) for a special #EOTalks Film panel! This event will feature David Amponsah, Tracy Mensah, Shobana Shankar, and Meera Venkatachalam, who will talk about the reality of interracial relationships between Africans and Indians. The panel is co-organised with Africa Proactive and will be … Continue reading Black, Brown, and in Love: Interracial Relationships Between Africa and India

This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

by Girish Daswani this is a cross-post with Africa Proactive Two bodies jogging along a beach in Lagos collide. One is Nigerian, the other is Indian. They stare into one another’s eyes for longer than is comfortable, and then bump into each other several times as they fumble to continue their run. But they cannot … Continue reading This is not Namaste Wahala: On Silences, (His)Stories and Ghana’s Oldest South Asian Family

On the Whiteness of Academia

On the Whiteness of Academia

by Girish Daswani This essay is an updated and expanded version of #EOTalks 2 = The Portraits on the Wall: On the Whiteness of Academia given in the summer of 2020. I want to share three stories about the Whiteness of academia with you. These stories are personal. They are set in the three institutions … Continue reading On the Whiteness of Academia