The Danish West Indies was a Danish colony in the Caribbean. On the three main islands several newspapers were printed during Danish rule. These papers have not yet been extensively analysed. That’s why this blog post aims to give an introduction into the source material and show how productive the source can be for postcolonial studies.
In “We Have Reconquered the Islands”, Astrid Nonbo Andersen focuses on the relations between Denmark and its former colonies, as well as Denmark’s revisionist take on its own colonial history. She analyses this contemporary presentation in media and policy regarding the former colonies from a Danish viewpoint.