colonial history

The problem of the Benin Bronzes will never go away

24 April 2021 9:00 am

A book about the looted African art known as the Benin Bronzes begins by clarifying that most of them are…

The British Empire is now the subject on which the sun never sets

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Wrestling with the history of the British Empire is the unfinished and unfinishable project of our history. Time’s Monster takes…

Toussaint Louverture: the true hero of Haiti

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Toussaint Louverture’s ‘crazy dream’ for Haiti has still to be realised, says Amy Wilentz

The Ghosts of Happy Valley, by Juliet Barnes - review

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Rift Valley, Kenya The other day when I told the headmaster of a top British public school that I came…