An Anti-Colonialism Reading List

In observation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we shared an anti-colonialism reading list via our newsletter, and we include this here as a continued resource for all. We hope you will join these important conversations around resisting the oppressive methods of the colonizer and elevate the legacies and current practices of the native peoples who made this land the fertile ground for cultural expression and production that it is today.

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The Native Lives Matter Syllabi compiled and written by Abaki Beck (Blackfeet & Red River Metis)

Post-Colonial Studies Reader edited by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

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Frantz Fanon’s Concerning Violence from The Wretched of the Earth (Excerpt)
A great read deconstructing colonialism that also illuminates the racial inequities & capitalist oppressions today.

Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism 
“A civilization that chooses to close its eyes to its most crucial problems is a stricken civilization.” This essay is widely considered a foundational text for anti-colonialism and focuses on the systematic dehumanization of the capitalist, bourgeois European “civilizing missions.”

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

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The Truth about Columbus Day: Why are We Celebrating? by The Daily Take Team (, 2014)

This Isn’t the First Time Cowboys Have Tried to Plunder 640 million acres of public land by Chip Ward (The Nation)

Stop Comparing Gandhi & Fanon by Keenan Smith (The Columbia Spectator)

Stop Saying This is a Nation of Immigrants! by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (MR Zine)

How the Legacy of Native Americans’ Forced Assimilation Lingers Today (The Atlantic)

Amiri Baraka reads “Dope” (Video)

Decolonize This Place’s Open letter on Indigenous People Day

Feature Image c/o Because Capitalism.

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