Archive | 2010

Fifty Years Of African Decolonisation

by Achille Mbembe (translated by Karen Press) Here we are in 2010, fifty years after decolonisation. Is there anything at all to commemorate, or should one on the contrary start all over again? Here restoration of authoritarian rule, there administrative multi-partyism, elsewhere minimal, easily reversible advances, and just about everywhere, extremely elevated levels of social […]

Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée

Entretien de Norbert N. Ouendji avec Achille Mbembe « Sortir de la grande nuit. Essai sur l’Afrique décolonisée ». Tel est le titre du dernier livre d’Achille Mbembe qui paraît aux Éditions La Découverte à Paris le 14 octobre. J’ai eu le privilège de lire de manière attentive cet ouvrage riche et très documenté écrit en mémoire de […]

Like Words For Weapons

Interview with Samm Farai Monro aka Comrade Fatso by Unathi L Sondiyazi  It was during this year’s World Economic Forum that the rulers of “small people” convened on the snow capped city of Davos in Switzerland to ‘rethink, redesign and rebuild’ their economies after 2008’s financial market catastrophe.  Zimbabwe’s powerless prime minister; Morgan Tsvangirai attended […]