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A message of solidarity and support

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In these troubled times, where we are witnessing first-hand the ravages that the afterlives of colonialism and slavery continue to wreak upon society, the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR) would like to send a message of solidarity and support to all of our members, as well as those on our mailing list and beyond. We hope you are well and safe. 

Re-thinking Inclusive Scholarship: Universities as Platforms for Social Justice, Restoration and Repair

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Written by Daivi Rodima-Taylor (Boston University, African Studies Center) and Joyce Hope Scott (Boston University, African American Studies Program and the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparatons, INOSAAR)

In Praise of the Panther King: A Eulogy to de Kpoto-Zounme HAKPON III, King of Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin

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Hawé, Hawé, Hawé.  The King has traveled to Allada!! A great tree has fallen in the forest!! 

“Family, family, family, when great trees fall,” and “rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses… even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear” (“When Great Trees Fall, Rocks on Distant Hills Shudder,” Poet Maya Angelou Remembers Jazz Pioneer Max Roach).

The Global Push For Reparations

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This article was first published in The Voice on 20 January 2018.

Campaigns have long been dismissed by governments – but a new generation of activists is bringing them into the mainstream.

THE PAST 20 years has seen a gradual resurfacing of public memories relating to Europe’s enslavement of African people after decades of state silence.