Love in the time of decoloniality

Davids, Nuraan, 1970- (2019)

CITATION: Davids, N. 2019. Love in the time of decoloniality. Alternation, 24:104-121, doi:10.29086/2519-5476/2019/sp24.2a5.

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The most recent student protests have yet again echoed calls for ‘decolonisation’. In reaction, much has been offered by way of responses in terms of decolonising curricula, knowledge, and spaces. Now that the proverbial dust has settled (somewhat), it is necessary to cast some much needed attention on what exactly is understood by decolonisation, and indeed, whether the bull has actually been taken by its horns. The concern of this article is twofold. In the first instance, it troubles commonly accepted conceptions of decolonisation, and makes an argument for decoloniality instead. In the second instance, by reconsidering understandings of decoloniality, I make a case for a decoloniality of love, as a form of rupturing.

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