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Join us at the Next Meeting of the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group

6:00 PM
The Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
(Parking is available in the staff lot after 5 on Putnam)

The Subject for This Meeting is : Colonialism and Decolonialism

This spring we are reading about Colonialism and Decolonial Theory. At our next meeting, please join us as we discuss the development of colonialism and decolonialism.

Our readings for this meeting will be:

"A Poetics of Anticolonialism" by Robin D.G. Kelley
This review closely examines Aime Cesaire's Discourse on Colonialism, and giving a synopsis of all the major points.

"Decolonization is not a Metaphor" by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
This essay examines the danger of using the language of decolonialism in describing projects that are not actively decolonial.

"Chapter 3 Rape of the Land" from Conquest : Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith
This chapter links the patriarchy of colonization with its seizure of land.

"Chapter 2 : A Culture of Conquest" from An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
A follow-up to the previous chapter, this chapter examines ideological basis of white supremacy and the colonial project.

Further Reading (Not required, but open for discussion and reference)

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill
This graphic novel explores various actions of resistance that native people took against the colonizers. If you are having trouble finding a copy of the book and would like to read it, please email Gabriela Alcazar (

Note : All readings are used for educational purposes and not for monetary gain.
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