Southern Voices has created an exhibition, From the Shadows of War and Empire: perspectives of colonised people on World War One.

The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday 19th April – Friday 28th April 2017 at the ZArts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5ZA

2014 marked 100 years since the start of World War One (WW1). This was the first global conflict, with war between the European Empires drawing in well over 100 countries.

The exhibition examines the involvement of the British colonies (India, West Indies, Nigeria, and East Africa) in WW1 and the impact the war had on those countries including European imperialism. It illustrates the devastating losses on the colonies’ own ‘home fronts’, and the subsequent development of the independence movements.

The workshop will explore our exhibition and research with the aim of offering an objective and balanced account of the war and its impact on colonised people in the Global South than is currently communicated or known.