Smalltalk with Professor Stephen Small

About Smalltalk

In this series of articles, which will be released weekly, Prof. Small examines the case for reparations not only for slavery but for the global damage of imperialism, with a particular focus on Liverpool and West Africa. The first edition of Small Talk, which focused on the Uprising of 1981, was both provocative and hugely popular. We have no doubt that this series of articles, written in Stephen’s imitable and wholly accessible style, will promote important discussion and new thinking around this crucial topic.

Read or Download the Articles here:
Introduction to Reparations for Liverpool Imperialism and West Africa
Liverpool slavery in the West Indies made them rich, Liverpool Imperialism in West Africa made them richer
Politicians and the Political Process
White Women and Sexism in Imperial Liverpool
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The University of Liverpool and Higher Education
Anti-imperial Black Voices of Liverpool
Decolonising Knowledge and Education on Imperial Liverpool and West Africa

About Professor Stephen Small

Professor Stephen Small was born in Toxteth, moving to the United States in 1984. Since 1995, Stephen has worked as a professor in the Department of African Diaspora Studies. He is also director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (since June 2020). He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley (1989). He researches the history and sociology of Black people across the African diaspora, including the United States, Western Europe, the Caribbean and Brazil.