Rhodes Must Fall

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

Paperback (15 Aug 2018) | English

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Synopsis

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. And it went to the very heart of the pernicious influence of colonialism in education today.

Written by key members of the movement in Oxford, Rhodes Must Fall is the story of that campaign. Showing the crucial importance of both intersectionality and solidarity with sister movements in South Africa and beyond, this book shows what it means to boldly challenge the racism rooted deeply at the very heart of empire.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781786993908
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Imprint: Zed Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 378.19810942574
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19009
Number of pages: xxii, 382
Weight: 450g
Height: 211mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 31mm