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Watch this short video from Cecile Emeke on the differences between French, American, and British postcolonialism

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Yesterday evening I went to the Decolonising the Mind Society’s (website | Facebook page) event promoting the work of young film-maker Cecile Emeke. We watched two episodes of the web series Ackee & Saltfish and the Flâner, episode 2 of the #strolling series.

This young woman’s simple eloquence on the topics of what constitutes truth and her observations of race in France in comparison to Great Britain and the United States was striking.

She noted that the French government has, by law, institutionalised the narrative that colonialism has done no wrong, and that, by eliminating the concept of race, the French government had also eliminated the ability to have a conversation about racism. She was also frustrated by how much more she knew about the conditions of American plantations, but so little was known about the conditions present in French colonies from the perspective of the colonised.

Please watch it and enjoy!

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