World The tradition of slavery and Empire today

The tradition of slavery and Empire today


In this video from Studio B, Unscripted, celebrated academic and author Priyamvada Gopal and BRIT award-nominated spoken-word artist George Mpanga go over the connection in between slavery and Empire and the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 individuals living in public housing in London on June 14, 2017, as well as how they browse the duty of and utilize their respective platforms.

Gopal is an Indian scholastic currently at the University of Cambridge. Her research study concentrates on colonial and post-colonial theory, and her newest work, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, chronicles the forgotten stories of active resistance versus the British Empire, and how crucial these were to the Empire’s ultimate death.

Known as George the Poet, Mpanga is a British artist and podcaster of Ugandan descent. Growing up in urban London, Mpanga was when a grime MC but rotated to poetry and now has a celebrated podcast entitled Have you Heard George’s Podcast?.

You can see the full show here.

The views expressed in this programme are the guests’ own and do not necessarily show Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.

Studio B, Unscripted is a free-flow discussion in between 2 guests and a little audience, with no mediation, no MC, no TELEVISION speaker -. concentrating on what brings us all together and how we can take on and go over a few of the huge issues of our time.

Source: Al Jazeera

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