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They didn’t mean me

Imaobong Umoren: African European History, 10 February 2022

African Europeans: An Untold History 
by Olivette Otele.
Hurst, 291 pp., £20, October 2020, 978 1 78738 191 9
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... his father and siblings, put on display in a human zoo that employed Africans who, according to Olivette Otele, were ‘expected to dress and behave like “savages”, making noises and pretending that they were unable to understand German’.In the late 1920s, Theodor’s eldest two siblings moved to France and responsibility for Theodor and his ...

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Sadiah Qureshi: Black History, 22 November 2018

... On 22 October,​ Olivette Otele – a scholar of British and French colonialism who teaches at Bath Spa University – became the first black woman to be appointed to a chair in history at a UK university, and only the second black academic (the first was Hakim Adi, who teaches the history of Africa and the African diaspora at the University of Chichester ...

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