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

Notes

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).

Artist / Author Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford
Editor Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo
Publisher Zed Books
ISBN 978-1786993908
Reference P3620
Date 2018
Type Publication

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