Triumph Arach

Navigating a foreign city in times of political unrest

On Tuesday 27 June 2023, a 17-year-old North African teenager, named Nahel M, was shot by police during a traffic stop in Nanterre, Paris. In the days that followed the incident, France was shaken with grief, looting and arson. During this time, I was in Paris, studying key figures in...
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Posted Aug. 22, 2023

Analysis: The ongoing struggle of repatriating African remains

The University of Pennsylvania recently requested permission to rebury 13 skulls belonging to enslaved Black Philadelphians. With organisations around the world facing pressure to confront the provenance of their collections, the university joins the list of institutions taking steps to address their past. Until now, these skulls have been used in lectures and exhibits.
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Posted Sep. 3, 2022