The need to de-colonise the mind, society, creative work, and the educational curriculum is presented with urgency here, alongside numerous intersecting themes of race and identity.
We have developed what amounts to a cultural blind spot about these chapters of our past, and our collective squeamishness that prevents us from openly discussing British slavery and the darker aspects of British imperialism has rendered us unable to properly appreciate the place of black people and Africa in our national story.
David Olusoga, Black and British: A Forgotten History
We must all decolonize our minds in Western culture to be able to think differently about nature, about the destruction humans cause.
bell hooks, Belonging: A Culture of Place