Cape Coast Castle

Originally posted on Robbie Shilliam:
All the stone on the castle is painted white in the Cape Coast sun. When you re-emerge from the dungeon, even after only 5 minutes down there, the world will blind you. The dungeon is composed of three or so chambers. The large one –around 7 by 15 metres –…

Comforting Discomfort of Rebel Music

Some Diaspora Legba/Pākehā Reflections on Robbie Shilliam’s ‘The Black Pacific’ “When I first started reading Robbie Shilliam’s The Black Pacific last April, I was only a couple of pages in when I shot him the following email: “Sitting on a sunny terras [sic] by the waterfront in Antwerp and reading your book. It is not…

[REBLOG] Greece and the Underdevelopment of Europe

Originally posted on The Column:
Following the referendum in Greece it is time to think further about the geopolitical sea change indicated by the European economic crisis. There is tangible shock, even among some conservative commentators, at the zealotry that is still being displayed by Greece’s creditors, who continue to refuse the Syriza-led government any alternative…