The scientific discourse about Africa has been overwhelmingly owned by the West/North. In fact, discourse ownership has been one of the most efficient instruments of Western/Northern domination in the post-colonial era. This section sets out to contribute to the solidification of an Africa-centred discourse by identifying, collecting and structuring scientific Africa-centred online content.
Mahmood Mamdani: The Invention of the Indigène
‘The violence in Congo may seem unintelligible but its roots lie in institutional practices introduced under colonialism, which 50 years of independence have only exacerbated,' writes Mahmood Mamdani. First published by
Kwame Opoku: When will Britain Return Looted Ghanaian Artefacts? A History of British Looting of more than 100 Objects
Article by Kwame Opoku. A recent visit to London, he writes, "reminded me that apart from the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum many other museums in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom are still holding onto African cultural...
Interview with Professor Eunice N. Sahle: "Moving Beyond the Language of ‘Help’"
In an interview conducted by Moses März (AfricAvenir) in Berlin, Prof. Eunice N. Sahle speaks about the 'development aid' regime and historical and present injustices in the global system. Moses März: Your lecture in Berlin suggested that its approach...|+| read article
Kwame Opoku: Reflections on the abortive Queen-Mother Idia Mask Auction: Tactical Withdrawal or Decision of Principle?
Article by Kwame Opoku on the cancellation notice of the auction of Queen-Mother Idia mask on 4 December by Sotheby. What more does the cancellation tell us? Will the auction take place sometime in the future and somewhere else other than at Sotheby’s? Will...
Héritage du mouvement nationaliste et pensée du soulèvement - entretien de Noé Ndjebet Massoussi avec Achille Mbembe
Professeur d'histoire et de science politique à l'université du Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud, Achille Mbembe s'appuie sur l'héritage de l'Union des populations du Cameroun (UPC) pour analyser les perspectives d'action politique aujourd'hui....