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Dear Cisgender People | Kenny Ethan Jones

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Conversations on the transgender experience may be becoming more commonplace but the topic is still all too often the subject of fierce debate. But behind the shock headlines, what does it really mean to be trans?

In this powerful, extensively researched, and deeply personal memoir, Kenny Ethan Jones, trans activist and writer, offers an authentic and in-depth insight into the trans experience.

Drawing on his own experience, experts and the stories of others, Kenny unpacks the reality of living with gender dysphoria, navigating the difficult intersection of being Black and trans, the complexities of accessing gender-affirming care, the big debate about trans youth and so much more.

Dear Cisgender People is a powerful call-to-arms, equipping all its readers with the tools to step forward as allies and bring about meaningful change in creating a safer, equal and more accepting world for trans people everywhere.

Hardcover | 224 pages | ISBN 9780241583647

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De toekomst van het verleden | Waldo Heilbron

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Waldo Heilbron, voorvechter van de dekolonisatie van onze geschiedenis, laat in De toekomst van het verleden zijn licht schijnen over het slavernijverleden van Nederland en de doorwerking en betekenis daarvan tot aan de dag van vandaag. Wanneer we onze kennis van ons verzwegen verleden willen verdiepen, zijn we aangewezen op nieuwe manieren van denken en onderzoek verrichten, betoogde hij al in 2006.


De toekomst van het verleden is, net als Wij slaven van Suriname van Anton de Kom, een van de kernteksten van The Black Archives. Het is, ook in de huidige gesprekken over de omgang met het slavernijverleden, onverminderd relevant. Zoals Prof. Gloria Wekker stelt: Het vroeg moed om een vurig en tegendraads pleidooi te houden voor een andere versie van de geschiedenis.

Hardcover | 128 pages | ISBN 9789045050812

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