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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AllAfrica chhinweizu around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Literature Mariam rated it it was amazing Jun 09, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Adamu Kasim rated it it was ok Jun 23, He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar.
Nov 12, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve done enough reading of similar materials to know that this book, excellent chinwweizu it may be, cannot address my needs.
Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. The West and the Rest of Us: The consistency of European aggression to gain power which is the control of people in all 9 activities of life ideological core of the culture the seed of the culture that continues it to develop can be understood as one thing.
It is amazing and telling how the revolutionary language of the s chinweizy now been replaced by aggressive language and wedt the culture of eating deception, corruption, impunity and what socialist intellectual Samir Amin calls accumulation on a grand scale.
To ask other readers questions about The West and the Rest of Usplease sign up. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Mona Theresa rated it it was amazing Mar 26, The vision that I require is one where humans and the rest of nature are not opposed.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Uw 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 Americans.
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 Chineeizu nationalists or modern black slavers serving the West just as the slaving elites did centuries ago.
Important and rare is the book, like this one, which shows the reader another side of history, one not told by European victors or misinformed by their perceptions and myths. In Uganda, some pseudo pan Africanists have adopted pan Africanism as their political party ideology, but the actions of these people in DR Congo and elsewhere betrays their commitment to pan Africanism and leaves a lot to be desired. Amir rated it really liked it Jul 16, While studying in America, during wwst civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement.
The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite
Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Gerji Tongshinen rated it liked it Mar 17, Reuben Fumani rated it it was amazing Mar 30, The author, a Nigerian poet who studied mathematics and philosophy at MIT, excoriates the West for centuries of predation, along with petit-bourgeois elite Africans like Nkrumah, Senghor, and Houpouet-Boigny.
It attempts to explain man-made root causes of Africa’s backwardness, a concept resr was popular among Uganda’s new breed of liberators who stormed Kampala on January 25, I am leaving the book after pages, reet, because it seems to me to be, despite its positive qualities, too informed I don’t think I’ll finish this book.
Chinweizu, a Nigerian author, dedicated his book to victims of the West’s assault upon the rest of us, rst 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 dest empires, Third World liberation fighters who have struggled for a tbe 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.
Under part four chinqeizu three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Slavers? Please provide an email address. Corey rated it really liked it Aug 14, While the book is a good alternative to the metanarrative of European progress, it falls short for me because I demand ajd radical reenvisioning of the world.
Chinweizu takes us through the history of African colonization and resistance. 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.
Africa: The West and The Rest of Us – Part I –
Decolonization is termed the “”middle-class solution”” in which foreign aid facilitated economic drainage and distortion. Be the first to discover new talent! Want to Read chinewizu. On this day ina lean young man announced from the steps of Parliament that a fundamental change had just taken place in Uganda.
In a way that is unfortunate, as I truly appreciate the alternate history it provides. There was a problem adding your email address.
The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite by Chinweizu
This book, as so many, fails to address that concern. Kris rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Emmillia Samanyanga rated it did not like it Apr 12,