Interview with Jude Blay Yawson, Co-Writer of “Rise Up” and Former SOAS Student

Interviewed by Kitty Walsh, BA History and World Philosophies With the publication last month of the best-selling story of grime artist Stormzy’s meteoric rise to fame, Jude Blay Yawson has been everywhere, from Jonathan Ross, BBC1, The Financial Times, Capital to Kiss FM and The Guardian (among others). Here, the ex-SOAS student himself answers some […]

An interview with Dr. Kehinde Andrews: Empire and Black Radicalism

Interviewed by Sumayya Hasan Dr Kehinde Andrews is Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University. In 2013, Dr Andrews published his first book “Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement”. He is now Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, […]

An Interview with Kadija Sesay

Nikheel Gorolay, MA Intensive South Asian Studies N: I imagine Black History Month is keeping you very busy, but I’m interested in any shifts you’ve noticed in the public discourse surrounding Black History. Do you think it’s spurring ongoing conversations on Black culture throughout the year, or becoming a narrow window of focus where there’s […]