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.

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?

idia mask

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... |+| read article

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.... |+| read article

"Nourrir les esprits" entretien d'Achille Mbembe et Célestin Monga avec Fabien Eboussi Boulaga

Entretien publié par le quotidien Le Messager paraissant à Douala au Cameroun en partenariat avec Africultures. La reprise de l'échange inédit entre Achille Mbembe et Célestin Monga par plusieurs... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: They are selling Queen-Mother Idia mask and we are quiet

Idia Mask

Various media, including the Art Newspaper, and the Financial Times have reported that Sotheby’s, the auction house in London, will be auctioning a re-discovered masterpiece of Benin art, the ivory pendant of Queen-Mother Idia, on 17th February 2011 and other... |+| read article

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