Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Let us talk about the black female body as spectacle, as permanent fetish
The problem with this type of writing about Africa is that it denies equal humanity to African people. It reveals that this denial is entrenched, embedded deep in our collective subconscious and may never be overcome. And that is truly sad.
Someone who is perfectly able to count in her own language would be assessed as having poor numeracy skills in a language she is very unfamiliar with.
‘When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.’
Countries without bookstores and the need for postcolonial theory
By restricting decolonisation to a moment we deny the state of the world which is built on hierarchies and exclusivities.
International law ignores the African subject in favour of the ‘African project’
We should focus on the ability of individuals to live, rather than states to exist.
The education provided by the Bridge Schools cannot be said to be of an acceptable quality, because it does not equip its learners for freedom.
We reduce a vast and complex reality to a single pasteurised narrative.