Bibliotheek uitgelicht: Slavernij & Dekolonisatie | Slavery & Decolonization

De Stroom bibliotheek bezit een ruime (en nog steeds groeiende) selectie boeken over slavernij en dekolonisatie. De nieuwste aanwinsten staan steeds bovenaan de lijst

The Stroom library has a broad (and still growing) selection of publications on slavery & decolonization. The latest additions are posted at the top of the list.

Het koloniale en slavernijverleden van Hofstad Den Haag / red. Esther Captain, Gert Oostindie, Valika Smeulders. - Amsterdam : Boom, 2022. - 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bevat noten, literatuur, namenregister
ISBN: 9789024446117
Historisch gezien is Den Haag, als zetel van de regering en het hof, sterk verbonden met de koloniën en met slavernij. Haar hedendaagse rol als ‘stad van recht en vrede' brengt de verantwoordelijkheid mee om haar rol in deze koloniale geschiedenis te onderkennen; in deze publicatie wordt deze geschiedenis van vele kanten belicht. Aan bod komen de rol van Haagse elites en hun koloniale belangen, de aanwezigheid van slaafgemaakten uit Afrika en Azië in de stad en de betrokkenheid van het huis van Oranje-Nassau bij het koloniale- en slavernijverleden van Den Haag. Ook vooroorlogs antikoloniaal activisme, de Tweede Wereldoorlog en de naoorlogse migratie vanuit de kolonies naar Den Haag worden beschreven. Ook de huidige Haagse burgers komen aan het woord. Zij vertellen wat dit verleden voor hen en voor de stad van vandaag betekent. Het boek laat zien dat de koloniale geschiedenis en de dekolonisatie allerlei sporen hebben achtergelaten in de stad, in de cultuur en architectuur.

Necropolitics / Achille Mbembe. - Durham ; London : Duke University, 2019. - 224 p. : ill ; 22,5 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-1-4780-0651-0
‘Necropolitics' is the use of social and political power to dictate how some people may live and how some must die. Mbembe was the first scholar to explore the term in depth in a 2003 article, and later, in his 2019 book of the same name. The deployment of necropolitics creates what Achille Mbembe calls ‘deathworlds', unique forms of social existence in which vast populations are subjected to living conditions that confer upon them the status of living dead." Mbembe identifies racism as a prime driver of necropolitics, stating that racialized people's lives are systemically cheapened and habituated to loss. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side - what he calls its "nocturnal body"- which is based on the desires, fears, affects, relations, and violence that drove colonialism. According to Mbembe, this shift has hollowed out democracy, eroding the very values, rights, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. Despite his dire diagnosis, Mbembe draws on post-Foucauldian debates as well as on Fanon's notion of care as a shared vulnerability, to explore how new conceptions of the human might come to pass. These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude but as a person with whom to build a more just world.

Eurafrica : The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism / by Peo Hansen, Stefan Jonsson. - London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2016. - 322 p. ; 21,5 cm. - (Theory for a Global Age Series)
Includes index, bibliography, notes   
ISBN: 978-1474256803
The concept ‘Eurafrica' refers to the originally German idea (1920s) of strategic partnership between Africa and Europe. In the decades before World War II, German supporters of European integration advocated a merger of African colonies as a first step towards a federal Europe. As a genuine political project, the concept was tremendously influential in the process of European integration. Today the project is largely forgotten, yet the idea continues to influence EU policy towards Africa. The book recovers a critical conception of this nexus, a relationship of significance across the humanities and social sciences. In assessing this historical concept the authors shed light on the process of European integration, African decolonization and the current conflictual relationship between Europe and Africa.

Critique in Practice : Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty) / by Anthony Downey; with contr. by Ana Teixeira Pinto Els Roelandt, and Artur Zmijewski. - Berlin ; Ghent ; Eindhoven : Sternberg ; KASK / School of Arts ; Van Abbe Museum, 2020. - 360 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes notes, screening list, bibliography, biographies
ISBN: 9783956795053
This publication, part of a research project inititated by Renzo Martens, brings together essays on Martens' provocative film ‘Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)' (2008). Investigating the economic value of one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's most lucrative exports (namely, poverty), Enjoy Poverty remains a landmark intervention into debates about contemporary art's relationship to exploitative economies. The unconventional representation of acute immiseration throughout Enjoy Poverty generated far-from-resolved disputes about how deprivation is portrayed within Western mainstream media and throughout global cultural institutions.Using a range of approaches, this volume reconsiders that portrayal and how the film's reception led Martens to found a long-term program, ‘Human Activities'.

Orientalism / by Edward W. Said. - London : Penguin, 2019 [1978]. -  406 p. ; 19,5 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9780141187426
In this wide-ranging  study, Said traces the origins of ‘Orientalism' to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. According to Said, this entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Said argues that ‘Orientalism', in the sense of the Western scholarship about the Eastern World, is inextricably tied to the imperialist societies who produced it, which makes much Orientalist work inherently political and servile to power. As a public intellectual, Said debated with historians and scholars who described the thesis of Orientalism as ‘anti-Western'. This publication contains the preface Said wrote for the 2003 edition, addressing discussions of the book as cultural criticism.
In later years the term ‘Occidentalism' occured (James Carrier, Ian Buruma), an inversion of ‘Orientalism', and meant to indicate stereotyped and sometimes dehumanizing views on the Western world.

Wetenschap en Koloniën / red. Ad Maas, Esther van Gelder. - Amsterdam : Gewina, 2020. -
110 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. -  (speciale uitgave van Wonderkamer : Magazine voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis, nr. 1, juni 2020)
ISBN: 978-90-9033269-7
Het eerste nummer van Wonderkamer was speciaal gewijd aan wetenschap en kolonialisme, met name in Indonesië. Met onderwerpen als Koloniale Geschiedenis in 20 objecten, Indonesië in de jaren 50, archeologische vindplaatsen en voorwerpen, en de technische hogeschool in Bandung.

The Black Book / ed. by  Middleton A. Harris [ al.] ; foreword and preface by Toni Morrison . - New York : Random House, 2019 (first published in 1974). - 224 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781400068487
Rerelease of the classic anthology on the black experience in America. In 1974, Middleton A. Harris and Toni Morrison led a team of collectors in compiling images into a narrative of the black experience in America, ‘The Black Book'. In this restored edition, ‘The Black Book' remains a breathtaking testament to the legendary wisdom, strength, and perseverance of black men and women intent on freedom. Featuring hundreds of archival documents, articles and photographs ranging from seventeenth-century sketches of Africans as they appeared to marauding European traders, nineteenth-century slave auction notices, twentieth-century sheet music for work songs and freedom chants. Photographs of war heroes, regal in uniform, as well as chilling images of cross burnings and lynchings. Patents registered by black inventors throughout the early twentieth century, and vibrant posters from "Black Hollywood" films of the 1930s and 1940s.

Rassendiscriminatie / samengesteld en toegelicht door J.W. Schulte Nordholt. -  Amsterdam : Arbeiderspers, 1961. - [144 p.] : ill. ; 25 cm. -  (AP Kijkboek)
"Een boek over rassendiscriminatie moet helaas de hele wereld omvatten" (uit de inleiding door Schulte Nordholt).  Historische foto's en tekeningen over de vernedering en strijd, teweeggebracht door aan een bepaald ras ontleend superioriteitsgevoel.

Culture and Imperialism / by Edward W. Said.- London : Vintage Books (Random House), 1994. - 492 p. ; 19,5 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-0-099-96750-7
‘Culture and Imperialism' is a collection of thematically related essays that trace the connection between imperialism and culture throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The essays expand the arguments of Said's former book ‘Orientalism' to describe general patterns of relation, between the modern metropolitan Western world and their overseas colonial territories, thus exploring  the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it. "Edward Said helps us to understand who we are and what we must do if we are to aspire to be moral agents, not servants of power." (Noam Chomsky).

Crawling Doubles : Colonial Collecting and Affect = Ramper, Dédoubler : Collecte coloniale et affect / ed. by Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Lotte Arndt, Catalina Lozano ; with Philip van den Bossche, Candice Lin, Pauline M'barek [ al.]. - Paris : B 42, 2016. - 328 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9782917855683
In his contribution for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), Abonnenc takes as a departure point the ethnographic and entomologic collections that his grandfather gathered in Gabon and French Guyana in 1931 while working as a health officer. Such practice inevitably raises questions about the ways in which modern scientific knowledge was closely tied to and facilitated by colonialism. This book, based on a series of discursive events organised in the framework of Abonnenc's project, fosters and continues critical conversations between artists, researchers, activists.

Wretched of the Earth / Frantz Fanon. - London : Penguin, 2001. - 256 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 978-0-141-18654-2
First published in 1961 ‘Wretched of the Earth'  has provided inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. With power and anger, Fanon makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism. Fanon, himself a distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, exposed the connection between colonial war and mental disease. He argued that the fight for freedom should be combined with building a national culture, and that the way ahead to socialism was through revolutionary violence. With his works, Fanon has been one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.

Amsterdam en de slavernij in Oost en West / red. Pepijn Brandon, Guno Jones, Nancy Jouwe, Matthias van Rossum. - Amsterdam : Spectrum, 2020. - 448 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Bevat noten
ISBN: 9789000372867
Driehonderd jaar lang was de stad Amsterdam een speler in de slavenhandel en slavernij in de Oost en West. Maar welke politieke en persoonlijke rol hadden de bestuurders van de stad daar eigenlijk bij? In hoeverre beïnvloedde de slavernij de ontwikkeling van Amsterdam en zijn inwoners? Wat voor invloed hadden de keuzes van Amsterdamse bestuurders op de levens van de honderdduizenden tot slaaf gemaakte mensen in Amerika, Afrika en Azië? In ‘De slavernij in Oost en West' laten circa veertig auteurs hun licht schijnen over de rol van van Amsterdam in het wereldwijde slavernijverleden van de zestiende tot de achttiende eeuw, en de betekenis daarvan vandaag de dag. Het boek is het resultaat van een onderzoeksopdracht van de gemeente Amsterdam aan het Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis.

Slavery Heritage Guide The Netherlands = Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland  / by Dienke Hondius, Nancy Jouwe, Dineke Stam and Jennifer Tosch ism Mapping ; foreword by Wayne Modest. - Volendam : LMPublishers, 2019. - 160 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. - (Ned. Eng.)
Includes index, bibliography, references, biographies authors and editors
ISBN: 9789460225048
The Guide to Slavery in the Netherlands describes 100 locations in the Netherlands, from Vlissingen to Groningen, that are related to slavery.
De Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland beschrijft 100 locaties in Nederland, van Vlissingen tot Groningen, die met slavernij te maken hebben.

Daar werd wat gruwelijks verricht : Slavernij in Nederlands-Indië / door Reggie Baay. - Amsterdam : Athenaeum, 2021. 301 p. ; 21,5 cm
Bevat noten, literatuurlijst
ISBN: 9789025313319
Van de beginjaren van de voc tot aan het einde van de kolonie volgt Baay het spoor van de mensenhandel in de Nederlandse koloniën in de Oost. De koloniale slavernij nam er vele vormen aan: er waren huisslaven, kindslaven, seksslaven, ambachtsslaven, maar ook slaven op de plantages en perken. Slaven werden vernederd, gefolterd en vermoord. Honderdduizenden personen zijn in de Oost tot slaaf gemaakt. Francisco van Bengale was een van de velen die de dood verkozen boven een ondraaglijk slavenbestaan in Nederlands Oost-Indië.

Slavernij herbezien : Visuele bronnen over slavernij in de Indonesische archipel en de Indische Oceaan / red.Nancy Jouwe, Wim Manuhutu, Matthias van Rossum & Merve Tosun. - Edam : LM Publishers. - 128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Bevat noten
ISBN: 9789460224539
Slavernij herbezien verkent de geschiedenis van slavernij in Azië door visuele bronnen centraal te stellen. Het traditionele beeld van slavernij in Azië wordt gevormd en gedomineerd door woorden als ‘mild', ‘schuld' en ‘huishoudelijk'. Maar dit is aan het verschuiven door nieuw historisch onderzoek dat juist wijst op de hardere kanten en op overeenkomsten met het Atlantische slavernijverleden.

Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam
Special: Rotterdam

Eén op de acht Rotterdammers heeft tot slaaf gemaakte Afrikaanse voorouders. Dat is meer dan welke stad in Nederland ook. Toch waren er nog geen boeken volledig gewijd aan het koloniale en slavernijverleden van Rotterdam. In opdracht van de Rotterdamse gemeenteraad ging een team onderzoekers aan de slag om deze leemte op te vullen. Het resultaat is een drietal boeken: ‘Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam', 'Rotterdam in slavernij' en ‘Rotterdam, een postkoloniale stad in beweging':

Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam / red. Gert Oostindie ; met bijdragen van Liane van der Linden, Henk den Heijer, Paul van Laar [ al.]. -  Amsterdam : Boom, 2020. - 487 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Rotterdam en Slavernij)
Bevat noten, personenregister, geraadpleegde literatuur
ISBN: 9789024432257
Historici die schreven over de koloniale en postkoloniale geschiedenis van Nederland hebben eerder wel aandacht besteed aan de Rotterdamse connectie en gebruikgemaakt van Rotterdamse archieven, maar ze hebben nooit de stad in het middelpunt geplaatst. Nu gebeurt dat wel, aangevuld met reflecties over de betekenis van dit verleden in het multiculturele Rotterdam van vandaag. Het boek maakt deel uit van de serie Rotterdam en slavernij, het driedelige boekproject over het koloniale en slavernijverleden van Rotterdam.

Rotterdam, een postkoloniale stad in beweging / red. Francio Guadeloupe, Paul van de Laar, Liane van der Linden; voorw. Peggy Wijntuin | Amsterdam : Boom, 2020. - 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Rotterdam en Slavernij)
Bevat noten, informatie over de auteurs, geraadpleegde literatuur
ISBN: 9789024432271
Rotterdam is een zeer diverse stad. Hoe komt dat tot uiting in de hedendaagse stadscultuur en hoe wordt deze diversiteit beïnvloed door postkoloniale ervaringen? Een keur aan Rotterdammers - onder wie een rapper, een (chef-)kok en een sociaal-cultureel werker - geeft op eigen wijze kleur aan het veelzijdige Rotterdam. Dat levert bijdragen op over tegenstellingen en uitdagingen, met als uitkomst harmonie en hoop, maar ook spanningen en cultuurstrijd - die nu eenmaal bij deze stad lijken te horen. Voorwoord door Peggy Wijntuin, projectleider Herdenkingsmonument Haags Slavernijverleden i.o.v. Stroom Den Haag.

Rotterdam in slavernij / red. Alex van Stipriaan. - Amsterdam : Boom, 2020. - 496 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Rotterdam en Slavernij)
Bevat noten, afkortingen, bibliografie, bijlagen, figuren en tabellen, namenregister, illustratie verantwoording
ISBN: 978024432264
Rotterdam in slavernij beschrijft hoe tot slaaf gemaakte Afrikanen de gedwongen oversteek naar de Amerika's maakten, en laat zien wie in Rotterdam betrokken waren bij de slavernij; en dat blijken niet alleen alleen rijke kooplieden en regenten te zijn geweest. En ook toen al was slavernij niet voor alle Rotterdammers iets vanzelfsprekends. Kritische stemmen hebben altijd geklonken, uit Rotterdam en uiteraard uit de kolonies, van bijna onzichtbaar (cultureel) verzet tot grootschalige vormen van opstand. Het lokale perspectief laat zien hoe wijdvertakt de slavernijrelaties waren. Tegelijk toont het in detail hoeveel Nederland daarbij betrokken was en stelt het de vraag wat dat anno nu betekent.

Slavery : The story of João, Wally, Oopjen, Paulus, Van Bengalen, Surapati, Sapali, Tula, Dirk, Lohkay / author Eveline Sint Nicolaas. - Amsterdam ; Antwerp : Atlas Contact, 2021. - 352 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 978-90-450-44279
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Under Dutch colonial rule, over a million men, women and children from Asia and Africa were enslaved and forced onto ships that would bring them to a part of the world they did not know. Very often, little is known about their lives. Drawing on various sources, Slavery portrays ten people from this period of time: the people who suffered under the system of slavery, those who rose up against it and those who profited from it. This wide range of individual experiences shows the many facets of the history of Dutch slavery and allows us a unique insight into the societal reality of that time.

Facing up to the Past : Perspectives on the Commemoration of Slavery from Africa, the Americas and Europe /
edited by Gert Oostindie. - Kingston ; Den Haag : Ian Randle Publishers : Prince Claus Fund Library, 2001. - 150 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 976-637-055-9
Twenty authors from the Netherlands, Africa and the Americas offer their reflections on the commemoration of slavery, focusing on actual practice in their respective countries.
The memories and legacies of slavery may haunt the descendants of the once enslaved Africans in the Americas and in Europe. Yet it was not until the last years of the millenium that the former European slave trading nations began to publicly acknowledge the gruesome past as part of their national history. The Netherlands are a case in point. In 1999, the Dutch government pledged to erect a monument in commemoration of slavery, along with an institution dedicated to the effort of raising national awareness of slavery and its many legacies.

In Memory Of : Designing Contemporary Memorials / author Spencer Bailey. - London : Phaidon, 2020. - 240 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
Includes index.
ISBN: 9781838661441
Exploring the art, architecture, and design of memorials around the world from the late twentieth century to today. This collection of more than 60 exceptional structures commemorates some of the most destructive events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including war, genocide, massacre, terrorism, famine, and slavery. At the same time, In Memory Of shows that the power to overcome, to survive, even to forgive, is just as impactful and important. Thoughtful essays on the subjects of hope, strength, grief, loss, and fear help to contextualize the projects and address the emotional aspects of memorialization.

Wij slaven van Suriname
/ Auteur Anton de Kom ; met beschouwingen van Mitchell Esajas, Tessa Leuwsha en Duco van Oostrum. - Amsterdam ; Antwerpen : Atlas Contact, 2020, eerste druk 1934. - 214 p. ; 21 cm
Bevat Noten.
ISBN: 9789045041094
Wij slaven van Suriname werd op 31 januari 1934 gepubliceerd door uitgeverij Contact. Het was het eerste boek waarin de Surinaamse geschiedenis beschreven werd vanuit antikoloniaal gezichtspunt, door een afstammeling van slaafgemaakten die de gevolgen van de koloniale overheersing aan den lijve had ondervonden. Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog was Wij slaven van Suriname lang niet of moeilijk verkrijgbaar. In de jaren zestig werd het herontdekt door studenten van de Surinaamse Studenten Unie. Diverse organisaties en activisten zetten zich sindsdien in voor zijn intellectuele nalatenschap. In juni 2020 werd bekend dat Anton de Kom is opgenomen in de Canon van Nederland.

Revolusi : Indonesië en het ontstaan van de moderne wereld
/ door David Van Reybrouck. - Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2020. - 640 p. : krtn. ; 23,5 cm
Incl. Noten, Bibliografisch essay, Bibliografie, Lijst van kaarten, Register
ISBN: 978-94-031-8340-4
Vijf jaar lang werkte David Van Reybrouck (ook de schrijver van ‘Congo : een geschiedenis') aan zijn monumentale ‘Revolusi'. Hij interviewde bijna tweehonderd mensen, de laatste nog levende getuigen van de onafhankelijkheidsstrijd, in Indonesische rusthuizen, Japanse miljoenensteden en op verafgelegen eilanden. Ook in Nederland bracht zijn onderzoek tal van nieuwe verhalen aan het licht. De veelheid aan perspectieven en herinneringen weeft Van Reybrouck samen tot het aangrijpende verhaal van het traject naar Indonesische onafhankelijkheid.

Dark Moon / Ahmet Polat. - Istanbul : in eigen beheer, 2011. - 52 p. : ills. ; 42 cm
In deze publicatie schetst documentair fotograaf Ahmet Polat (1978, Roosendaal)
Een indringend beeld van de Afro-Turkse gemeenschap. Deze tot op heden onderbelichte deelgenoten van de Turkse maatschappij zijn door hun slavernij-verleden verspreid over heel Turkije. In de afgelopen jaren doorkruiste Polat het land op zoek naar de verhalen uit dit verstomd verleden.

Return to the Postcolony : Specters of Conolialism in Contemporary Art / by T. J. Demos. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2013. - 176 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography.
ISBN: 978-3-943365-42-9
In the wake of failed states, growing economic and political inequality, and the ongoing US- and NATO-led wars for resources, security, and economic dominance worldwide, contemporary artists are revisiting former European colonies, considering past injustices as they haunt the living yet remain repressed in European consciousness. T. J. Demos places contemporary art within the context of neoliberal globalization and what scholars have referred to as the "colonial present."

Project 1975 : Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial Unconcious / editors Jelle Bouwhuis, Kerstin Winking ; contributors Alfredo Jaar, Sven Lütticken, Senam Okudzeto [ al.]. -  London : Black Dog Publishing, 2014. - 184 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 978 1 908966 22 3
The result of a two-year programme of exhibitions, commissioned essays, events and research at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Project 1975 is a study of the effects of multicultural society on the visual arts. Taking its name from the year that Suriname officially became independent from The Netherlands, the book offers answers to current social and political questions affecting the visual arts: Is the power position of the stereotypical European white male coloniser less strong these days? How has post-colonial theory contributed to a better understanding of artists from areas such as Suriname?

Poetics of Relation
/ author Édouard Glissant ; translated by Betsy Wing. - Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 1997 ; first published in French in 1990. - 226 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 978-0-472-06629-2
Édouard Glissant  focusses on the idea of a "relational poetics," which laid the groundwork for the "créolité" movement, fueled by the understanding that Caribbean culture and identity are the positive products of a complex and multiple set of local historical circumstances. In Poetics of Relation, Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. In Glissant's view, we come to see that relation in all its senses—telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings—is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies.

Critique of Black Reason / Achille Mbembe. - Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. - 215 p. ; 23 cm
Incl. Notes, Index
Originally titled: Critique de la Raison Nègre (translated from the French by Laurent Dubois)
ISBN: 978-0-8223-6343-9
In 'Critique of Black Reason' critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness- from the Atlantic slave trade to the present- to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital. Tracing the conjunction of Blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion. With 'Critique of Black Reason', Mbembe offers a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
/ by Kathryn Yusoff. - Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018. - 116 p. ; 18 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0753-2
Kathryn Yusoff examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. She initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between black feminist theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.

Fashion and Postcolonial Critique / editors Elke Gaugele, Monica Titton ; contributors Christine Checinska, Christine Delhaye, Burcu Dogramaci,[ al.]. - 288 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9783956794650
Includes biographies and bibliography
Fashion and Postcolonial Critique outlines a critical global fashion theory from a postcolonial perspective. It investigates contemporary articulations of postcolonial fashion critique, and analyzes fashion as a cultural, historical, social, and political phenomenon involved in and affected by histories of colonial domination, anti-colonial resistance, and processes of decolonization and globalization. Stemming from a range of different disciplines, such as art history, textile studies, anthropology, history, literary studies, cultural studies, sociology, fashion media, and fashion theory, the contributions in this book reflect the multidisciplinary and diverse nature of postcolonial fashion research today.

The Kaddu Wasswa Archive : A Visual Biography/ by Kaddu Wasswa, Arthur C. Kisitu and Andrea Stultiens. - Rotterdam : Post Editions, 2010. - 256 p. : colour ills. ; 24,5 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6083-029-7
With Africa at the world's latest front line in political, cultural and ecological issues, this extraordinary exhibition catalog presents an unforgettable story of a quiet soul in a rural village in Uganda who had a huge impact on his nation. Dutch photographer Andrea Stultiens met Ugandan teacher Kaddu Wasswa in 2008 through his grandson, photographer Arthur C. Kisitu, and discovered the meticulous archive in which Wasswa documented his years of community activism including youth development, international exchange and organic farming techniques. Stultiens and Kisitu added their own photographs, and the result is an absorbing visual biography that stretches from Uganda's colonial days through its first 50 years of independence.A few years late Stultiens and Wasswa made 'The Ttabo', a publication in which they amended some of the content of this book.

The Whole Picture : The Colonial Story of the Art in our Museums... and why we need to talk about it / by Alice Procter. -  London : Octopus, 2020. - 304 p. : col. ills. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 978-1-7880155-5
Incl. Notes, Bibliography, Index
The question of decolonising our relationship with the art around us is quickly gaining traction. People are questioning the history of the world's art collections and the position of the museum in the future. In ‘The Whole Picture', art historian and 'Uncomfortable Art Tour' guide Alice Procter provides a manual for deconstructing everything we thought to know about art, and fills in the blanks with the stories that have been left out of the art history canon for centuries.

Visit (1883-2020) : Notes on Museumplein's exhibitionary complex across coloniality and modernity / author Timo Demollin text by Marieke Bloembergen ; conversations with Jan van Adrichem, and with Aspha Bijnaar, Sadiah Boonstra, Caroline Drieënhuizen, Mitchell Esajas, Guno Jones and Simone Zeefuik. - Amsterdam : Timo Demollin, 2021. - 96 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - nl. / eng.
Includes biographies
ISBN: 978-90-9033-758-6
This book is published as a supplement to Timo Demollin's work 'Visit (1883-2020)', in the context of the group exhibition 'In the Presence of Absence. Proposals for the Museum Collection', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Sept. 2020 - Jan. 2021.
Visit (1883-2020), 2020, consists of sixteen souvenir prints and a map of the International Colonial and Export Trade Exhibition from the set 'Herinnering aan Amsterdam' (library collection Stedelijk Museum)

Vistas of Modernity : Decolonial aesthesis and the end of the contemporary / author Rolando Vazquez. - Amsterdam : Mondriaan Fund, 2020. - 182 p. : ills. ; 18,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.. - (Essay 014)
ISBN: 978-90-76936-53-6
We are living in a time of polarization. Cultural and educational institutions are confronted with the responsibility to provide tools and spaces for critical reflection, for engagement, and, more fundamentally, for meeting and recognizing each other in our differences. In this decolonial essay Rolando Vázquez introduces his critique which offers an option for thinking and doing beyond the dominant paradigms. It provides a critical analysis of modernity understood broadly as the western project of civilization, while it seeks to overcome the dominion of western epistemology and aesthetics and their embedded eurocentrism and anthropocentrism.
Rolando Vázquez is cautious in presenting his analysis. He does not look for quick conclusions, but slowly guides the reader through the context of our history and the contemporary labyrinth of text, language, symbols and images which (often without being properly noticed) give great meaning to our existence. His decolonial aesthesis lifts us above the labyrinth and offers us a new panorama

On Decoloniality : Concepts Analytics Praxis / authors Walter D. Mignolo, Catherine E. Walsh. - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2018. - 292 p. ; 23 cm. - (Series: On Decoloniality)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780822371090
In On Decoloniality Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh explore the hidden forces of the colonial matrix of power, its origination, transformation, and current presence, while asking the crucial questions of decoloniality's how, what, why, with whom, and what for. Interweaving theory-praxis with local histories and perspectives of struggle, they illustrate the conceptual and analytic dynamism of decolonial ways of living and thinking, as well as the creative force of resistance and re-existence. This book speaks to the urgency of these times, encourages delinkings from the colonial matrix of power and its "universals" of Western modernity and global capitalism, and engages with arguments and struggles for dignity and life against death, destruction, and civilizational despair.

Hallo witte mensen / auteur Anousha Nzume. - Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2017. - 140 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6298414-1
Hallo witte mensen is een handleiding voor het leven in onze veranderende wereld. Of we nu willen of niet, in Nederland leven we in een witte wereld. Eeuwenlang was 'wit' bepalend voor de maatschappelijke en culturele status quo. Maar dit verandert nu snel. Aan de hand van persoonlijke anekdotes, wetenschappelijke publicaties en gesprekken met ervaringsdeskundigen, helpt Anousha Nzume witte mensen om te gaan met hun witte fragiliteit tussen de steeds mondiger wordende niet-witte mensen. En niet-witte mensen hoe om te gaan met de defensieve houding van witte mensen zodra hun privilege ter discussie staat. Dit alles brengt zij met liefde, compassie en geduld.

Congo : Een geschiedenis / auteur David van Reybrouck. - Amsterdam ; Antwerpen, De Bezige Bij, 2017 ; eerste druk 2010. - 680 p. ; 19 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens en index.
ISBN: 978-90-234-592602
Er is aan het begin van de eenentwintigste eeuw nauwelijks een roeriger natie dan Congo, het reusachtige land in het hart van Afrika, dat barst van de grondstoffen die onontbeerlijk zijn in onze moderne tijd - én van de gruwelijke conflicten. David Van Reybrouck beschrijft voor het eerst de verbijsterende geschiedenis van Congo, van ruim voor de komst van de ontdekkingsreiziger Stanley tot en met de invloed van China in de laatste tien jaar en de recente economische crisis. Zijn ooggetuigen gaan van eeuwlingen tot kindsoldaten, van rebellenleiders tot smokkelaars, van ministers tot maniokverkoopsters. Hun verhalen heeft de auteur in zijn grote geschiedenis geïntegreerd.

Discourse on Colonialism / author Aimé Césaire ; translated by Joan Pinkham ; with an introduction by D.G. Kelley. - New York : Monthly Review Press, 2000 ; originally published in French in 1955. - 102 p. ; 19,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN: 9781583670255
This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later, when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialism inspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights and Black Power and anti-war movements.

Black Skin, White Masks
/ author Frantz Fanon ; translated by Richard Philcox ; with a forword by Kwame Anthony Appiah. - New York : Grove Press, 2008 ; first published in French, 1952. - 206 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780802143006
An updated translation of the author's seminal work on black identity and race theory offers insight into its influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements throughout the world. 'A reasoned, explosive, and important book centered on the identity problem of the black man, by the author of a classic study of racism and colonialism, Wretched of the Earth'.

White Innocence : Paradoxes of colonialism and race / Gloria Wekker. - London : Duke University Press, 2016. -226 p. ; 23 cm
Incl. Notes, References, Index
ISBN: 978-0-8222-6075-9
Wekker explores a central paradox of Dutch culture: the passionate denial of racial discrimination and colonial violence coexisting alongside aggressive racism and xenophobia. Accessing a cultural archive built over 400 years of Dutch colonial rule, Wekker fundamentally challenges Dutch racial exceptionalism by undermining the dominant narrative of the Netherlands as a "gentle" and "ethical" nation. Wekker analyzes the Dutch media's portrayal of black women and men, the failure to grasp race in the Dutch academy, contemporary conservative politics (including gay politicians espousing anti-immigrant rhetoric), and the controversy surrounding the folkloric character Black Pete, showing how the denial of racism and the expression of innocence safeguards white privilege. Wekker uncovers the postcolonial legacy of race and its role in shaping the white Dutch self, presenting the contested, persistent legacy of racism in the country.

Herdenken Herdacht : een essay om te vergeten / Simon(e) van Saarloos. - Amsterdam : Prometheus, 2019. - 126 p. ; 19 cm
Incl. Literatuuropg.
ISBN: 978-90-446-3973-5
The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today.
In a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful politicians recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to make and remake global capitalism. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None / by Kathryn Yusoff. - Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018. - 116 p. ; 18 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0753-2
Kathryn Yusoff examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. She initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between black feminist theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.

Leopold's Legacy / by Oliver Leu ; introduction by Matthew G. Stanard ; essay by Bambi Ceuppens. -  Breda : The Eriskay Connection, 2020. - 148 p. : colour and bl/w ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Notes by the authors
ISBN: 978-9492-0515-16
In his artistic practice photographer Oliver Leu (b. 1976) is concerned with questioning religion, the construction of history, the abuse of power and the consequences of colonial pasts. Since 2014 he has developed these ideas in his project on Leopold II, for which he is researching and photographing the various forms of representation of the colonial history of Congo in Belgium.
Leopold's Legacy presents an eclectic collection of visual research, focusing on various topics from colonial monuments and prestigious architecture to antique postcards and collaged sculptures for alternative monuments.

Woorden doen ertoe : Een Incomplete Gids voor woordkeuze in de culturele sector  = Words Matter : An Unfinished Guide to Word Choices in the Cultural Sector / ed. by Wayne Modest and Robin Lelijveld ; texts by Stijn Schoonderwoerd, Marijke Kunst, Simone Zeefuik [ al] . - Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, 2018 to . - print of pdf, 76 p. ; 30 cm
Onderzoekspublicatie over mogelijk gevoelige woorden in de museale sector samengesteld door het Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Tropenmuseum, Afrika Museum, Museum Volkenkunde, Wereldmuseum). Met deze evoluerende publicatie proberen de musea bij te dragen aan de dialoog over het woordgebruik in de museumwereld en sluiten ze aan bij het maatschappelijke debat over de vraag of bepaalde woorden nog wel van deze tijd zijn. De publicatie belicht dat de beschrijving van een object soms net zoveel betekenis heeft als het object zelf. Dit kan helpen om beter te begrijpen waarom een woord dat voor de een geen lading heeft, bij een ander juist gevoelig ligt. WORDS MATTER biedt inzicht en alternatieven.

Blackface / author Ayanna Thompson. - New York ; London ; Dublin : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. - 130 p. : ills. ; 16,5 cm. - (Object Lessons)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 978-1-50137402-9
Why are there so many examples of public figures, entertainers, and normal, everyday people in blackface? And why aren't there as many examples of people of color in whiteface? This book explains what blackface is, why it occurred, and what its legacies are in the 21st century. There is a filthy and vile thread-sometimes it's tied into a noose-that connects the first performances of Blackness on English stages, the birth of blackface minstrelsy, contemporary performances of Blackness, and anti-Black racism. Blackface examines that history and provides hope for a future with new performance paradigms.

Roulotte 08 : Colonialism ; Colonialismes ; Colonialismos  / ed. by Xavier Arenós, Domènec, Martí Perann. - Barcelona : ACM, 2010. -192 p. :bl/w  ills. ; 22 cm
Incl. Notes
ISSN: 2013-4347
Roulotte is a flexible art publishing project which compiles information about projects devised in specific contexts. Roulotte thus becomes a kind of permanently circulating, mobile exhibition. Roulotte 08 is dedicated to Colonialism and contains contributions by  Angela Ferreira, Fernado Bryce, Marion van Osten [et al.].

Dark Matters : On the Surveillance of Blackness / author Simone Browne. - Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. - 212 p. : ills ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5938-8
In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws. Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife, Browne draws from black feminist theory, sociology, and cultural studies to analyze texts as diverse as the methods of surveilling blackness she discusses. The surveillance of blackness has long been, and continues to be, a social and political norm.


Het koloniale en slavernijverleden van Hofstad Den Haag
Eurafrica : The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism
Critique in Practice : Renzo Martens' Episode III (Enjoy Poverty)
Wonderkamer Magazine voor Wetenschapsgeschiedenis: Wetenschap en Koloniën
The Black Book
Culture and Imperialism
Crawling Doubles : Colonial Collecting and Affect
Wretched of the Earth
Amsterdam en de slavernij in Oost en West
Slavery Heritage Guide The Netherlands = Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland
Daar werd wat gruwelijks verricht : Slavernij in Nederlands-Indië
Slavernij herbezien : Visuele bronnen over slavernij in de Indonesische archipel en de Indische Oceaan
Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam
Rotterdam, een postkoloniale stad in beweging
Rotterdam in slavernij
Slavery : The story of João, Wally, Oopjen, Paulus, Van Bengalen, Surapati, Sapali, Tula, Dirk, Lohkay
Facing up to the Past : Perspectives on the Commemoration of Slavery from Africa, the Americas and Europe
In Memory Of : Designing Contemporary Memorials
Wij slaven van Suriname
Revolusi : Indonesië en het ontstaan van de moderne wereld
Return to the Postcolony : Specters of Conolialism in Contemporary Art
Project 1975 : Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial Unconcious
Poetics of Relation
Critique of Black Reason
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
Fashion and Postcolonial Critique
The Kaddu Wasswa Archive : A Visual Biography
The Whole Picture : The Colonial Story of the Art in our Museums... and why we need to talk about it
Visit (1883-2020) : Notes on Museumplein's exhibitionary complex across coloniality and modernity
Vistas of Modernity : Decolonial aesthesis and the end of the contemporary
On Decoloniality : Concepts Analytics Praxis
Hallo witte mensen
Congo : Een geschiedenis
Discourse on Colonialism
Black Skin, White Masks
White Innocence : Paradoxes of colonialism and race
Herdenken Herdacht : een essay om te vergeten
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
Leopold's Legacy
Woorden doen ertoe : Een Incomplete Gids voor woordkeuze in de culturele sector
Roulotte 08 : Colonialism ; Colonialismes ; Colonialismos
Dark Matters : On the Surveillance of Blackness
Bekijk ook de pagina:
Monument Haags Slavernijverleden en Koloniale Erfenis
(het monument is nog in voorbereiding)

Also check out the page:
Monument to The Hague's Slavery Past and Colonial Heritage