Author Archives: Sam Anton

Colonialism, Camp and Canada: Reflections on Britain’s complex imperial legacy

“The episodes of oppression against indigenous peoples and against French settlers have become conveniently discarded in favour of a glorifying narrative of Canada’s history. The dark shadows of a colonial past have been worryingly swept under the rug, thrown out to the dustbin of history.”

Day trip to Edinburgh: going to a different country?

Is Scotland the nation and the United Kingdom merely the political state? Are ‘Scottish’ and ‘British’ mutually exclusive identities? When the train leaves Durham and heads north to Edinburgh, what border am I crossing?