post-colonialism

France's President Emmanuel Macron meets Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Presidential Palace in Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Courtesy: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities

Elisa Jane Karg, How to be a Nonconformist, 1968. Courtesy: the artist and Brainpickings

From the art of opacity to Joan Didion on race and the problem of good intentions: what to read this weekend

From socially engaged poetry to matters of style: what to read this weekend

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, 2006

The post-colonial essay