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What is Decolonisation?

3rd October

Decolonisation has reentered the public imagination in a big way. Writer Lola Olufemi introduces the key ideas and points to poetry, translation and local communities as sits for positive action.

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Featured Poem

  • Because

    What kind of word is because?
    It’s like that rubber ball
    you have to squeeze between your teeth

    Continue reading the English translation


    რანაირი სიტყვაა „იმიტომ“
    თითქოს რეზინის ბურთია,
    რომელსაც კბილები უნდა მოუჭირო
    როცა კითხვებით მუცელს გიჭრიან
    რანაირი სიტყვაა“ – თან პასუხია, თან პირიქით
    და კითხვასაც, როგორც გემის გეზს, ვერ…

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    Portrait of Diana Anphimiadi


    Written by

    Diana Anphimiadi

    Translated by

    Jean Sprackland

    Bridge translation by

    Natalia Bukia-Peters