PODCAST: Esther Stanford-Xosei on Reparatory Justice

Esther Stanford-Xosei is an internationally acclaimed Reparationist, Jurisconsult, dynamic community advocate and radio Broadcaster.  She joins us for a conversation with Muneeza Rizvi about her work and activism, with a particular focus on her work on reparations for enslavement.


Keywords: Transatlantic slavery, reparations, chattel slavery, colonialism, decoloniality, pan-Africanism, PARCOE, Stop the Maangamizi, ecocide, epistemicide, reparatory justice.

Listen to the first podcast of 2019 below, and read more about the author and moderator below that.  These podcasts are produced for the Genocide Memorial Day project, and are suitable for university students, activists and those wanting more detailed analyses of the philosophical, legal and moral philosophies that underpin movements for reparatory justice for the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.  In this sweeping analysis, Stanford-Xosei connects the demands of people of African descent to the needs to understand the work for reparations by African scholars and activists, the ongoing genocidal impact of slavery, including epistemicide and ecocide with legal scholarship and critiques of existing legal frameworks that undermine liberation projects and uphold unjust systems.

Esther Stanford Xosei, GMD 2019 Podcast

About Esther Stanford-Xosei

As a recognised scholar-activist committed to making a difference, Esther applies her specialist knowledge of international, human and peoples’ rights law in her advocacy for key social and environmental justice causes.

Most notably, Esther is a long-standing researcher, campaigner, spokesperson and public opinion former on Pan-African Reparations for Global Justice. In this regard she serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Pan-African Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).

Read more about Esther, and find some of her writing on her blog.

About Muneeza Rizvi

Muneeza Rizvi is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Davis. Her ethnographic research examines intra-Muslim moral disputation, and how Islamic practitioners in Britain are conceptualizing the Syrian War. Her fieldwork has been generously funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.