World renowned Kenyan writer and literature scholar Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has suggested the rename of the South African city of East London to be renamed after the late great African scholar Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi. A honour befitting Mqhayi, will be renaming the city East London after him to commemorate his remarkable literary work, and it will be an honour to many African leaders whose contributions have never been recognized in the post colonial era.
We sat down with professor Sabelo Gatsheni-Ndlovu to talk about – ‘The origins of decolonial education’
As the world mourns the loss of Cuban revolutionary, Fidel Castro, who passed away at the age of 90, Hakima Abbas reminisces on Fidel the dream, the idea, the vision.
When Europeans arrived in Africa they found it upon themselves to bring us commerce and civilization. However, Africa had its own forms of commerce, science, art and other measures of civilisation long before the arrival of the colonisers
The season of imbibing is upon us, but me, I won’t spend a single cent on booze. I’ll be scavenging at parties and listening to stories told by Zimbabweans back from South Africa about how awesome Mzansi is and how awful Zimbabwe is, like we care.
Ali Mazrui, one of the foremost African intellectuals for the last fifty years, died recently. Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire reflects on Mr. Mazrui’s five strategies for taming Western-oriented imperialism disguised as globalisation.
On this day, in 1884, Western countries met to discuss the future of Africa in what is known as the Berlin Conference. The result of the meeting saw the countries distributing portions of the continent to come under their control
Last month we published “An Open Letter to African Intellectuals” which questioned the relevance to Africa of the sort of western-educated African intellectual praised in the west. Zimbabwean journalist Shaun Matsheza’s responds with a letter of his own.
European superiority through production of knowledge to impart to colonial subjects was an important element of colonial education. In Uganda, it seems primary education is now almost fully decolonised, as Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writes