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post-colonialism

The Dutch museum’s decision to remove a bust of its namesake is part of a wider reconsideration of colonial histories, not without its detractors

France's President Emmanuel Macron meets Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Presidential Palace in Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Courtesy: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities

Elisa Jane Karg, How to be a Nonconformist, 1968. Courtesy: the artist and Brainpickings

From the art of opacity to Joan Didion on race and the problem of good intentions: what to read this weekend

From socially engaged poetry to matters of style: what to read this weekend

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 2006

The post-colonial essay