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Artist/Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265 | Type: Publication

In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – Europe, Africa, the Caribbean – all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Artist/Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Editor: Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908 | Type: Publication

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Theatre and Scotland

Artist/Author: Dr Trish Reid | Reference: P3007 | ISBN: 978-0230292611 | Type: Publication

A concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture, asking important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrating the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.

Black Artists in British Art: A History since the 1950s

Artist/Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722 | Type: Publication

Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare.