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Howard Adams – A Tortured People: The Politics of Colonization

Jodi Byrd – Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Amilcar Cabral – Unity and Struggle: Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral

Aime Cesaire – Discourse on Colonialism

Glen Coulthard – Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition

Iyko Day – Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism

Sarah Deer – The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Vine Deloria Jr. – Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

Nick Estes – Our History is Our Future

Frantz Fanon – Wretched of the Earth

Mishuana Goeman – Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping our Nations

Sandy Grande – Red Pedagogy

Shona Jackson – Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Emma Laroque – When the Other is Me: Native Resistance Discourse 1850-1990

Lisa Lowe – The Intimacies of Four Continents

Terese Marie Mailhot – Heart Berries

Lee Maracle – I am Woman

George Manuel – The Fourth World: An Indian Reality

Albert Memmi – The Colonizer and the Colonized

Scott Morgenson – Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization

Stefano Harney & Fred Moten – The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (open access!)

V.Y. Mudimbe – The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

Pamela Palmater – Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens

Reiland Rabaka – Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization

Audra Simpson – Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-creation, Resurgence and New Emergence

Linda Smith – Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Huanani-Kay Trask – From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai’i

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Alex Weheliye – Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

Open Access Academic Articles (beyond what we publish here)

Glen Coulthard – Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada

Iyko Day – Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness and the Settler Colonial Critique

George Dei – Rethinking the Role of Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy

Sarah Hunt – Ontologies of Indigeneity: The Politics of Embodying a Concept

Sarah Hunt & Cindy Holmes – Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics

Freya Schiwy – Decolonizing the Technologies of Knowledge: Video and Indigenous Epistemology

Eve Tuck & Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández – Curriculum, Replacement & Settler Futurity

Eve Tuck & C. Ree – A Glossary of Haunting

Tryon Woods – The Fact of Antiblackness: Decolonization in the Chiapas and the Niger River Delta

Sylvia Wynter – Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom

Other (Short) Online Articles 

Siku Allooloo – From Outrage to Radical Love

Billy Ray Belcourt – On Moving Too Fast, or Decolonial Speed

Ashon Crawley – Otherwise Movements

Ellen Gabriel – Those that Carry the Burden of Peace

Luam Kidane & Jarrett Martineau – Building Connections Across Decolonization Struggles

K-Sue Park – Who are the Insurgents and Counterinsurgents?

Jemima Pierre – Reconciliation is not Decolonization

Jemima Pierre – Zionism, Antiblackness and the Struggle for Palestine

Raven Rakia – Black Riot

Junaid Rana – The Challenge of Decolonization: Palestine, Blackness & the Complexity of Racism

Leanne Simpson – I am Not a Nation State

Leanne Simpson – Politics Based on Justice, Diplomacy Based on Love

Zoe Todd – Relationships

Harsha Walia – Decolonizing Together: Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity Toward a Practice of Decolonization

Lectures [Videos]

Sara Ahmed – Brick Walls: Racism and Other Hard Histories

Jodi Byrd – “Variations Under Domestication”: Indigeneity, Financialization, and the Logics of Dispossession

Sarah Hunt – Embodying Self-Determination: resisting violence beyond the gender binary

Joy James – Refusing Blackness as Victimization: Trayvon Martin and the Black Cyborgs

Rauna Kuokkanen – Indigenous Gender Justice

Dory Nason – Indigenous Feminist Resurgence, Love and Resistance in Indigenous Women’s Contemporary Storytelling

Audra Simpson – The Chief’s Two Bodies: Theresa Spence and the Gender of Settler Sovereignty

Kim TallBear – Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexuality

Erica Violet Lee – Our Bodies and Lands are Not Your Property

Alex Wilson – Coming In: Indigenous Resurgence, Body Sovereignty and Gender Self-Determination

(This list is, as with most things in life, a work in progress…)

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Leau Flight permalink
    November 21, 2013 4:07 pm

    Ward Churchill – A Little Matter of Genocide
    Leslie Marmon Silko – Almanac of the Dead

  2. May 12, 2014 4:34 pm

    Walter Mignolo–The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options (book)

    Walter Mignolo–Epistemic Disobedience, Independent Thought and Decolonial Freedom (article)

    El Kilombo Intergalactico–Beyond Resistance Everything: An Interview with Subcommandandte Insurgente Marcos (book)

    Chandra Talpade Mohanty–Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (book)

    Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Eduardo Mendieta–Decolonizing Epistemologies : Latina/o Theology and Philosophy (book)

    Joyce A Green–Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (book)

    …to name a few more

  3. June 27, 2014 2:37 pm

    i would add “Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision” to this list (a book that changed my life) by Marie Battiste

  4. noah permalink
    July 21, 2015 9:09 am

    Patricia Monture-Angus—Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks

  5. December 28, 2016 3:07 pm

    Chela Sandoval — Methodology of the Oppressed

  6. December 28, 2016 7:22 pm

    ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui
    Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi’iaka

  7. December 28, 2016 7:36 pm

    W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk public domain audiobook at LibriVox

  8. December 29, 2016 1:23 pm

    No such list would be complete without considering Patrick Wolfe’s concept of “Settler Colonialism,” e.g.:

  9. December 30, 2016 1:24 pm


    Thomas King “Inconvenient Indian”

  10. Elayne Isaacs permalink
    January 10, 2017 1:04 am

    Dr Lina Sunseri, Being Again of One Mind: Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization , published 2010


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