Maison Courvoisier, the Most Awarded Cognac House*, proudly announces the return of British Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori as its “Ambassador of Joy,” a role created exclusively for the artist, designer and storyteller. Ilori returns for a second year to introduce a limited-edition Courvoisier VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) bottle design inspired by the joy of a summer’s day in Jarnac, France, the home of Courvoisier. This special release will be offered in four unique ombre colors, amplifying the vibrant beauty of Jarnac. Continue reading
Warning: this story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Pseudonyms are used to protect the interviewees’ identities.
Angela had already been in the UK as an asylum seeker for nine years and four months when we interviewed her. She was still in a state of limbo, unsure whether asylum would be granted, and her story was disturbing to hear.
Whiteness is an invention of the modern, colonial age. It refers to the racialisation of white people and the disproportionate privilege – social, linguistic, economic, political – that comes with this. Crucially, as an invention, whiteness is not innate – it is taught.