Month: October 2017

Same but not the same: White fantasies and (in)difference in the time of Trump

Same but not the same: White fantasies and (in)difference in the time of Trump

by Girish Daswani It was just after September 11, 2001. Like everyone else, I was still reeling from the shock of having witnessed planes fly through buildings in New York City and kill thousands of people. It felt like my world was different. That everything was about to change. A few days after this happened … Continue reading Same but not the same: White fantasies and (in)difference in the time of Trump

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Red Book, White Masks: British Pharaohs and the Nile Expedition

Red Book, White Masks: British Pharaohs and the Nile Expedition

Images of the Egyptian Red Book are available at the online Travelers in the Middle East Archive. In February 1884, General Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon arrived in Khartoum.  Gordon had been Governor General of the Sudan from 1876-1879.  Since that time, the Egyptian army had suffered heavy defeats by the forces of the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad … Continue reading Red Book, White Masks: British Pharaohs and the Nile Expedition