Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

Based on original research, over fifty interviews and more than 11,000 documents, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #4

I continue my weekly series here on Black Looks about El Negro of Banyoles, the Southern African man who was stuffed like a human trophy and exhibited in Europe from 1830 to 2000 to amuse Europeans. Last week I received…

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

Telling Uneasy Stories: El Negro of Banyoles #3

  We start this weekend with a continuation of our discussion about El Negro. Since El Negro’s display was of a dead body I will at this juncture expand the notion of hybridity we spoke about last week. I think…

From colonial dependence to petro dependence: A video window into the colonial past

Three Roads to Tomorrow – a BP promotional film uses three students from the three different regions of Nigeria to depict the transition from the past to the modernity – from colonial dependence to petro dependence.      And the trains ran…