The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers, and the African Elite. Front Cover. Chinweizu. Random House, – History – pages. Book reviews: The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Exile By CHINWEIZU (New York, Random House, ). pp. Who will lead this mobilization against the Western exploiters remains a moot point; tepidly, Chinweizu credits Sekou Toure of Guinea with an.
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Published inthe book is as pertinent today as it thd in the s and s. Chinweizu, a Nigerian author, dedicated his book to victims of the West’s assault upon the rest of us, especially to Amerindians and Aborigines of Australasia who were exterminated and expropriated, millions of Africans who were enslaved in the Americas, countless Africans who died resisting European invasion and occupation, soldiers from the Third World who were conscripted to fight and protect western empires, Third World liberation fighters who have struggled for a better future for their people, and to all of us who want to achieve a just, non-imperialist and enduring peace with prosperity for all humankind.
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Africa: The West and The Rest of Us – Part I
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The preface to the book begins with a disclaimer that it is not a work of protest, but a critical investigation into the purposes of Western imperialist expansion during the last years. Kris rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Terry rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Amir rated it really liked it Jul 16, Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. The book is divided into wst parts, namely, global aggression by the West, the Euro-African connection; slaving, conquest and colonisation; neocolonial Africa: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
There was a problem adding your email address. I am leaving the book after pages, however, because it fhe to me to be, despite its positive qualities, too informed by materialist and patriarchal worldviews.
He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. Decolonization is termed the “”middle-class solution”” in which foreign aid facilitated economic drainage and distortion.
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Nov 12, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: The vision that I require is one where humans and the rest of nature are not opposed. He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Literature These Bretton Woods institutions often recruit local agents and use them to push their reactionary agenda in African countries.
Elo Onyia rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Mariam rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Omenihu Alex rated it liked it Jan 21, Chinweizu takes us through the history of African colonization and resistance. Be the first to discover new talent!
The book looks toward a “”gigantic reconstruction of [Africa’s] society “”to build black power in the African homeland. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. While studying in Chiwneizu, during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement.
This book, as so rst, fails to address that concern. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. It attempts to explain man-made root causes of Africa’s backwardness, a concept which was popular among Uganda’s new breed of liberators who stormed Kampala on January 25, Aug 01, Ty G rated it it was amazing Shelves: Emmillia Samanyanga rated it did not like it Apr 12, As the author argues, it is suicidal for the lambs [read Africans] to see, think and act out of assumptions about the world that reflect and advance the interests of the lions and jackals preying on harmless and defenceless sheep.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Who will lead this mobilization against the Western exploiters remains a moot point; tepidly, Chinweizu credits Sekou Toure of Guinea with an independent spirit and also Mobutu of Zaire though it was Mobutu who helped murder Patrice Lumumba and handed over the copper mines of Belgium’s Union Miniere to the Ua.
See What Everyone is Watching. Gest progress at the cost of the degradation of the interconnected communities of life is not desirable. While the book is a good alternative to the metanarrative of European progress, it falls short for me because I demand a radical reenvisioning of the world.
Thirty-one years later, most Ugandans, especially those from the east and greater north, are waiting to experience the fundamental change which nobody talks about anymore. Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Under part four are three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Slavers?
Chido Nwakanma rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Gerji Tongshinen rated it liked it Mar 17, Sethabile rated it really liked it Dec 05, On this contradiction, Chinweizu argues that, “there is a strange quisling quality about their actions which should force us to ask whether they are primarily African nationalists or modern black slavers serving the West just as the slaving elites did centuries ago.