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“West Africa” should really only be a geographical label, not a geopolitical one.  It is a place riddled with ethnicities overlapping tribes cut by religion bisected by language. There is nothing simple about West Africa except in the minds...
'decolonization has different implications in practice. Rather than a grand new theory, it ought to be approached as an option, a set of strategies explicitly aimed at a radical shift in the distribution and use of power at the...
'The fourth incarnation of the Aké Arts & Book Festival took place 15-19 November 2016, in Abeokuta, Nigeria, the birthplace of Wole Soyinka, and shares a name with Soyinka’s classic memoir of his childhood, Aké.'
Francesca Sobande | 16.09.2016 Being involved in the organisation of the one-day symposium on Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe was an overwhelmingly empowering… Source: WoC Europe: What the Day Meant to Me
Source: For Africa, the International Community is a Myth
Decolonizing academia is not about excluding anyone. It is about including everyone.
'Britain had an Empire that at its height brutally suppressed one fifth of the worlds population; killed millions of people, from the Mau Mau tortured by colonialists to the 3 million people they starved to death in Bengal in 1943; and justified...
'Africans must wake up to the fact that you only ever get the kind of leaders you allow yourselves to have. '
Source: Ebola, Zika and R2P: 5 Definite Lessons for Africa and the International Community
'Does education not transcend the institutions you’re mandated to pass through? Finding expression in all men including you?'