Colonial looted art – a long way home

According to the 2018 report “Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics” by Senegalese academic and writer Felwine Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy, almost the…

Breaking through the colonial impositions: Africa, Queerness and the Law

OPINION Isabelle Zundel 1 July 2022 In the context of this year’s pride month celebration, I would like to reflect on and relate to Prof. Nyeck’s call to “Africanize queerness”[1]…

Enlightened racism? European philosophy entanglements with racism and colonial practices – then and now

ANALYSIS Silvia Donzelli 31 May 2022 Debates in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement are contributing to the disclosure of multilayered patterns of racist thought and practices hitherto concealed…

Anti-racism in international human rights law – What is radical enough?

ANALYSIS Thoko Kaime and Isabelle Zundel 06 May 2022 The africanlegalstudies.blog has sent the focus month “Longing for an Anti-Racist World” into a second round. Rightly so, since (un)surprisingly racism…

Colonial Legacy and the Nubians in Kenya: A Question of Identity

ANALYSIS Cecilia Ngaiza 25 February 2022 The narration of the black history in relation to the aftermath of colonialism in the post-colonial Africa encompasses the question of damaged identity to…