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The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, sold and exploited, right here? In this two-part radio documentary for CBC, I examine the history of slavery in colonial Canada, its lasting legacy and the ways in which it has been whitewashed from our history.  Read More

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FRENCH DEFENCE and DEFENSIVENESS

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

French footy fans are on the verge of a mental breakdown because they’ve been asked to thank Africa for the World Cup victory. That was one of the quips made by Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah and others after France beat Croatia in the final. Name-checking Africa hadn’t been a big deal until a few fragile fans made it one, demanding we Stop saying Africa won the World Cup! Stop it, stop it!  Read More

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L’Afrique dépouillée de ses poissons

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Les océans font l’objet d’une exploitation si intense qu’elle met en péril la reproduction de nombreuses espèces. L’accaparement des eaux poissonneuses de l’Afrique par les chalutiers industriels français, espagnols, chinois, coréens, japonais ou russes menace la sécurité alimentaire du continent.  Read More

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FRENCH DEFENCE and DEFENSIVENESS

French footy fans are on the verge of a mental breakdown because they’ve been asked to thank Africa for the World Cup victory. That was one of the quips made by Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah and others after France beat Croatia in the final. Name-checking Africa hadn’t been a big deal until a few fragile fans made it one, demanding we Stop saying Africa won the World Cup! Stop it, stop it! Read More  Read More

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CHILD MORTALITY: A strategy that could help arrest its rise

Not far from the beaches and cafés of seaside Cape Town, is the township of Du Noon, where children play in rubbish-strewn streets near pools of stagnant water and lop-sided rows of outdoor toilets. “They play and eat without washing their hands, so it’s not healthy,” says local health care worker, Nontuthuzelo Debesse, who is […]

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The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement

Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, sold and exploited, right here? In this two-part radio documentary for CBC, I examine the history of slavery in colonial Canada, its lasting legacy and the ways in which it has […]