When will white people stop appropriating black culture as ‘fun’ and ‘quirky’ hobbies?

Kai Jie Cai, MA Postcolonial Studies “Swing Patrol […] isn’t just an erasure of Black history it is an erasure of what London looks like today.” Swing dance emerged within the African American community alongside Jazz during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance era. Since the black body was excluded from the white material world, this free […]

Human of SOAS: Notes Edition

In conversation with Yijia  This series seeks to highlight the talent and stories of women musicians of colour at SOAS. Sasha Patel, BA History and South Asian Studies (Hindi Pathway) Tell us about yourself, what do you play?  I’m Yijia, a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. I prefer to use my voice and own creativity as my […]