Cyclonious – Invasion Day

 From Cyclonious’s The Revival comes his video Invasion Day. This video is about the settler colonial polity of Australia. Not only does the track discuss the settler colonial invasion, but it paints... Read more »
Conscientization 101 Podcast Ep.042-Cyclonious The Revival Pt 2

EP.042: Cyclonious The Revival Part 2

We closeout 2017, 2017 according to the Gregorian/Western calendar, with the conclusion of our two part series, Cyclonious: The Revival. Read more »
Conscientization 101 Podcast Ep.041-Cyclonious The Revival Pt 1

EP.041: Cyclonious The Revival Part 1

A revival is as an improvement in the condition or strength of something. Considering this definition, Cyclonious The Natural Disaster's latest album The Revival is aptly titled. Quite possibly his magnum opus,... Read more »

Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol by Okot p’Bitek

During his lifetime, Okot p’Bitek was concerned that African nations, including his native Uganda, be built on African and not European foundations. Traditional African songs became a regular feature in his work,... Read more »

Moving the Centre: The Struggle For Cultural Freedoms by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Western imperialism’s colonizing efforts in the last four hundred years have lead to a situation where world cultures have been dominated by a handful of western nations. The west has come to... Read more »

Secret Lives, Short Stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

A beautiful collection of early writings from one of Africa’s finest writers.  While this collection is currently out of print, we encourage you to remain vigilant and try to get a hold... Read more »

EP.018: A Boçau Dialog with Dr. Julian Kunnie and Dr. João Costa Vargas

So what is a boçau? How did this revolutionary term become a pejorative name in Brazil? Read more »

The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race by Jemima Pierre

The Predicament of Blackness tackles the question of race in West Africa through its postcolonial manifestations. Examining key facets of contemporary Ghanaian society, from the pervasive significance of “Whiteness,” to the practice... Read more »

EP.005: Destroying & Rebuilding with Cyclonious The Natural Disaster

Conscientization 101 interviews independent UK hip hop artist, Cyclonious The Natural Disaster. We discuss African nationhood and identity, 360 deals imposed by major record labels, and music as a form of social... Read more »

Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-colonial Kenya by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Barrel of a Pen is a collection of essays that vigorously responds to the atmosphere of repression and domination in Kenya. Ngũgĩ argues that the defense of national culture and national identity... Read more »