"I did not know it" tells the story of Ruufo Gurraachaa, a girl who survived the Surro massacre as a small child. Brought up by a perpetrator of the massacre and given in marriage to an old man who orchestrated the violence, Ruufo is unaware of her tragic past. Yet these secrets cannot stay hidden. As Ruufo discovers that her husband's past brutally connects with her own, she must decide whether or not to take revenge.
The Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference was convened at SOAS University of London on the 11-12th January 2019. The methodological conditions behind the conference are to consider the historical moment of the Cold War in ways other than by splitting the world into two spheres.
Ayele Kebede Roba discusses Oromo literature in the Oromo language; centring discussions of world literature outside of the English language.
The second blog post on the history of Oromo folklore looks at The Oromo Reader (1894) compiled by Aster Ganno and Onesimo Nasib.
Dr Assefa Tefera Dibaba introduces the history of Oromo folklore studies.
Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme: legitimising collective memory in the face of legislative amnesia
Isadora Hutcheson-Lovett argues that "Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme" pushes back against French legislative power; demonstrating collective transnational memory in the face of France's metropolitan amnesia.
Dr Sara Marzagora reviews Neelam Srivastava's new book "Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1977"
Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.
Edna Mohamed is an MA Postcolonial Studies student at SOAS, University of London. Her current research examines de-linking practises and liberation movements within the cultural form from a Black feminist lens. Her other interests are in race studies, the Muslim diaspora, postcolonial environmentalism and gender studies. Contextualising the politics of the South