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Red Twin on killing a chicken

There’s no postcolonialism post today because Arthur was in Dar teaching for a week. He’ll write more on that experience in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, here’s what Red Twin and I got up to while he was away, in Red Twin’s words. We’d known for about 48 hours that […]

Ramachandra: theological resources for postcolonial conversations

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Last Friday we looked at some of Vinoth Ramachandra’s theological reflections in Subverting Global Myths — reflections for Christians to take on board. He also has some considerations of what Christians might have to offer in postcolonial conversations. In part these flow out of Ramachandra’s concern for context. He suggests that unless we safeguard the multiplicity and particularity […]

Julius Nyerere on university students

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Julius Nyerere was Baba wa Taifa of Tanzania, ‘Father of the Nation’, and his portrait still hangs in many shops, banks and schools. He also bore the title Mwalimu, ‘Teacher’. Education was a massive priority for him and this is what he had to say about university students. Those who […]

Ramachandra: postcolonial reflections for Christians

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Last Friday I looked at Vinoth Ramachandra’s account of multicentred world history and postcolonial criticism, and pointed out his emphasis on the need to specify and honour context. This is part of what inspires his diverse series of theological reflections. Many of these are about renovating how we as (Western) Christians see the world. ‘The “we” in Christian […]