Deconstructing Identity Politics

By Karim F Hirji (This essay is a slightly modified version of a paper of the same name published in Pambazuka News (www.pambazuka.org) on 16 April 2019.) You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. Fernando Flores In February 2019, an Egyptian soccer team …

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Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class

By Yuri Prasad During the blisteringly hot summer of 1976 a group of Asian workers, predominantly women, walked out on strike at a small factory in north west London. Most were recently arrived migrants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and were as unlikely a group of militants as you were likely to find that year. …

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M G Vassanji in Kenya 24-27 January 2014

M G Vassanji was in Kenya primarily to launch his latest book ‘The Magic of Saida’ but also popularise his work among primary, high school children, intellectuals and civil society. He was hosted in Kenya by AwaaZ Magazine (www.awaazmagazine.com) in partnership with Storymoja (www.storymojafrica.com) Attached are the various promotional material for his engagements in Kenya. …

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