Workshop: Kehinde Andrews

20 May 2017, 16:00

Kehinde Andrews

As part of Index’ current exhibition Woven Winds by Egyptian-Armenian artist Anna Boghiguian, Index will host a lecture and a workshop by Kehinde Andrews. The workshop will offer an opportunity to further discuss Andrews’ research into the history of the slave trade and its impact on the construction of what we understand as the “West.” Europe’s standing in the world, Andrews argues, would not have been possible if it weren’t for colonialism, violence and enslavement.

Kehinde Andrews is associate professor in sociology at Birmingham City University, his most recent publications include Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement (2013) and Blackness in Britain (2016, as co-editor). He is currently working on the publication Black Radicalism as part of the Blackness in Britian book series edited by Andrews for Zed Books, London.

The following two texts will serve as a starting point for the discussions in the workshop:

Mbaye, Babacar. The Economic, Political, and Social impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa. The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. 11.6 (2006): 607-622.

Kehinde Andrews. Confronting the brutal reality: how to teach the legacy of transatlantic slavery. Open Democracy, 10 February 2016.

Please register participation in the workshop at

Kehinde Andrews will present a talk at Index on Friday 19 May 2017, 18:00.