Topic: This week’s Coffee and Conversation will be on Queen Elizabeth II

“As their leaders paid homage to the queen — with the presidents of Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria among those who offered tributes and praised England’s current partnerships with their countries — residents of former colonies publicly recounted the havoc wreaked by the empire. Online and in private, there have been fraught discussions about the extent to which Queen Elizabeth, whose duties were largely ceremonial, bore responsibility, and how to balance respect for the dead with reckoning of past wrongs. – (The Washington Post)

Join us this Friday as we discuss the impact of the queen’s passing and colonialism.

Suggested Reading:

Grief for the queen mixes with criticism of the monarchy (The New York Times)

In former British colonies, ghosts of past haunt mourning for the queen (The Washington Post)