Ep 21: Black in London

This is part two of this week’s exploration of Khemani’s recent trip to the UK and Europe. In this interview from December 2017 Khemani interview Teleica Kirkland the Creative Director of The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora and lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion about living in London and the UK as a black person, how the UK attempts to downplay its role in slavery and colonialism, and how trans-Atlantic coalitions can be built between black people in the UK and black people in the US.

If you are in or near London between May 4th-5th, 2018 The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora is putting on the “Si Wi Yah: Sartorial Representations of the African Diaspora” conference at the London College of Fashion more information can be found on their Eventbrite page.

Photo Credit: AGENDA



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Music used in this episode:
Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

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