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Decolonization, Law, Race & the Legal Curriculum: SLSA 2018


I was very happy to be able to present different aspects of my ongoing research on legal education at the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference. My research, which is pedagogical as well as jurisprudential, examines what happens at the intersection of legal education, race as well as a history of changing ideas of what it means to be human.

Come to ‘Forever Africa 2018’


On the 9th of June of 2018, at 10 am, FACE [Forever Africa Conference and Events] will hold its maiden event at the Richmond Building, University of Bristol. Please book your attendance here. Tickets are Free. Dress Code is Pan-African.

Writing ‘Africa’


Africa and Africans have a long history of being written into darkness. The written word has weighed heavy on us. Used to name and label and distort and deform. Used to know and unknow Africa, till all that remains is an extended history of non-recognition of personhood. We are constantly written into darkness.

The Rwanda ‘Genocide’ and Me


This is not my first post about the Rwandan Genocide. It will probably not be my last. But this is not about the genocide, which should actually not be called a genocide (but more on that later.) This is about where it stands in the context of the world, and where the world stands in relation to it. I can still remember getting a glimpse of CNN in July 1994, I was gasping for news of the genocide, but CNN had a feature on how events in Rwanda had affected the existence of the mountain gorilla.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Will they let her rest?


There is a type of person who stands at the graveside of a sleeping warrior and sneers…, Who watching the lowering coffin brings out a catalogue of all the warrior’s failings and defeats then smirks. There is a type of person who hides behind the veil of death to sit in judgment. We know your type.

Dancing in African


We dance.

We step out with painted feet into this dance.

When the drumming starts, we move our feet haphazardly to the beat of the drums, wavering yet weaving each step into the tapestry set beneath us.

The Unfinished Project of Freedom

Most freedom movements are unfinished projects. The declarative moment of ending an oppression is not the same as actually ending it.

A Open Letter to Naija Students Coming to the UK


[I wrote this while I was doing my Master’s degree: 2007-2008.]

Welcome to the cold. I wish you all the very best in your studies. All success shall be yours, just as soon as you are able to locate the nearest African shop. After which the library. For maximum success, there are a few things, misconceptions you will need to unlearn:

Sunni Patterson – Some Spoken Word


‘We have not always found comfort in killers.
We have not always found solace being rocked
in the bosoms of those who silently pray
and openly destroy.

ESC Rights: An African Neccessity


In an earlier post I examine the 5 lessons that arise from the Boko Haram war on education and national and international reaction. I summarise them here: