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Why does Priyamvada Gopal find ‘eloquence’ troubling?

13 January 2022

6:15 PM

13 January 2022

6:15 PM

Why should anyone feel insulted when they are described as ‘eloquent’? Priyamvada Gopal, professor of post-colonial studies at Cambridge University, felt moved to speak on behalf of David Olusoga when I used that very compliment to describe him. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, I argued that Olusoga’s testimony in the trial of the ‘Colston Four’ was not relevant.

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