Thoughts on Barbarians! Why language matters?

By Amira Chahrazed Chenine (PhD candidate in English Literature, University of Mostaganem, Algeria) As an Algerian, I was raised and taught to be proud of who I am and of where I come from  - especially because of our long history…

Decolonisation without Decolonising, Decolonial Dialogues/REEN Event, 25 February 2021, Review Report

Dr Carol Ann Dixon (University of Sheffield) and Riadh Ghemmour (University of Exeter) Decolonisation is everywhere. But are all forms of decolonisation to be celebrated? The virtual talk, which was given by Dr Leon Moosavi (Senior Lecturer in the Department…

Daffodils and Snow: Whose Language Matters? Part 1. A Conversation about Decolonising How We Teach, Learn, and Research

Three multilingual members of the Decolonial Dialogues co-editorial team – Riadh Ghemmour, Maica Gugolati and Carol Ann Dixon – present December’s jointly authored blog in order to critically reflect on the question, "Whose language matters?" Their research perspectives are informed by the decolonial praxis and scholar-activism of key luminaries – including Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Gayatri Spivak, Stuart Hall and Bagele Chilisa; and the featured linguistic analysis draws (respectively) on the contributors’ personal lived and learned experiences of speaking African Indigenous languages, translating singing-sign language, and performing Jamaican Patois poetics.

‘Deconstructing Institutional Racism through a Decolonial Lens’ (recorded event) – 14 October 2020

On Wednesday 14 October 2020, Decolonial Dialogues and Race, Ethnicity and Education Network (REEN), University of Exeter, UK hosted a virtual artist's talk, featuring musician and activist, Pravini Baboeram producer of the documentary 'The Uprising' Within this joint virtual artist's…

Decolonial Ecology: Holistically Addressing Environmental, Social, and Political Challenges for a Fairer and more Sustainable World

Book review: Ferdinand, M (2019), Une écologie décoloniale. Penser l'écologie depuis le monde Caribéen, Paris: Le Seuil, 432p. Disclaimer: This book review is based on some core ideas developed by Malcolm Ferdinand. Nonetheless, I selected the ones that resonated the…

But forest bathing is not new to Indigenous communities: it is a way of life!

Picture taken on 28 February 2019 by Indigenous (Kabyle) friend, Koceila Ait Slimane. View showing a part of his Indigenous village (Tassaft) and the snowy mountains of Djurdjura (Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria) By Riadh Ghemmour (PhD candidate, University of Exeter, UK) In…

Learning from Indigenous Methodologies: A Master’s Student’s Decolonial Journey

Image source: https://www.alaskanative.net Nikki Auhl & Riadh Ghemmour Nikki Auhl, master's student in creative arts (University of Exeter, UK) shares her journey in undertaking Indigenous research. In this interview, Riadh Ghemmour, co-editor of Decolonial Dialogues, reflects upon what it means…

Co-Decolonizing Research Methods: Toward Research Sustaining Indigenous and ‘Other’ Community Engaged Ways of Knowing

Online Course (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) organised and hosted remotely by The American Educational Research Association (AERA) as part of the AERA Virtual Research Learning Series. The American Educational Research will virtually host nine four-hour courses for graduate students and…

Special Issue: ‘Decolonising western perceptions of Central-Eastern European Holocaust memory post-1989-91’

While decolonial discourses have in recent years made their way into discussions about trauma theory (Cathy Caruth; Michael Rothberg; Ramón Grosfoguel; Irene Visser), colonial frameworks are rarely applied to Holocaust memory. This is in part because, as Irene Visser and…