Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Chinua Achebe Calls for Revolution in Nigeria

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Nigeria by ruben eberlein on October 19, 2009

a-man-of-the-peopleRenowned writer, Chinua Achebe, has called on Nigerians to rise up in unison and challenge the bad leadership and looting of the country, Next newspaper from Lagos reports. Speaking on Thursday when the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, visited him at his home in Bard College, an elite liberal arts university in the suburbs of New York, Achebe said Nigeria was doomed if its people do not act to halt corruption and ineptitude among its ruling elites.

Mahmood Mamdani and the Anti-Imperialism of Yesteryear

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Reviews, Sudan by ruben eberlein on August 4, 2009

You can read in this review why I think one can learn more about the Sudan by studying Flint/de Waal or Prunier rather than Mahmood Mamdani’s new book ‘Saviors and Survivors’, which is deeply committed to an antiquated anti-Imperialism of the Cold War era (German only). (more…)

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