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.

The Mask: Remembering Slavery, Understanding Trauma

grada kilomba

This essay by Grada Kilomba was presented to the Bicentenary of the Abolishment of the Atlantic Slave Trade, at the National Maritime Museum, in London. The mask, she writes, symbolizes colonialism. It represents the white sadistic politics of conquest and... |+| read article

Linguistic diversity in South Africa and the challenges of the African Renaissance

Paper presented by Dr. Neville Alexander at the South African Embassy in Berlin on the 20th November 2007. One of the main points of his presentation was: How do we assist in the decolonisation of the mind of the billions of people who are held in thrall by... |+| read article

Mbembe: Black Intellectual Traditions and Democratic Thought, from Fanon to Biko

steve bantu biko

On September 12th democrats all over the world and throughout our country people will remember one of the most tragic days in our long and brutal history. This is the day when the life of one of the brightest political thinkers our country ever... |+| read article

Africans in the Academia: Diversity in Adversity

grada kilomba

By Grada Kilomba. The following article was presented by the author in the framework of the AfricAvenir Dialogforum on 09 May 2007 at the Heinrich-Böll- Foundation in Berlin. Africans in the Academia: Diversity in Adversity
By Grada... |+| read article

Achille Mbembe: L'Afrique de Nicolas Sarkozy

achille mbembe

Achille Mbembe livre ici une critique argumentée du discours adressé à "l'élite de la jeunesse africaine" à Dakar le 26 juillet 2007 par le président de la République française, Nicolas Sarkozy, lors de sa récente visite de travail en Afrique... |+| read article

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