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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Certainly, beyond the question of leaders, the book gives no tangible resr of social forces and strategies. Ktsfx rated it it was amazing Oct 11, There was a problem adding your email address.
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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 chinweziu slaving elites did centuries ago. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Read the original article on Monitor.
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J Beckett rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Under part four are three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Slavers? Published inthe book hhe as pertinent today as it was in the s and s.
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Omenihu Alex rated it liked it Jan 21, Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Refresh and try again.
I am leaving the book after pages, however, because it seems to me to be, despite its positive qualities, too informed I don’t think I’ll finish this book. To ask other readers questions about The West and the Rest of Usplease sign up. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
Chido Nwakanma rated it it was amazing Apr 20, While studying tje America, during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts is. Be the first to discover new talent!
Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. I am leaving the book after pages, however, because it seems to me to be, despite its positive qualities, too informed by materialist and patriarchal worldviews. 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. The consistency of European aggression to gain power which is the control of people in all 9 activities of life ideological core of chinwejzu culture the seed of the culture that continues it to develop can be understood as one thing.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.
Reuben Fumani rated it it was amazing Eest 30, I bet we have many such operatives in our Ministry of Finance, Bank of Uganda and other strategic organs of government. Chinweizu’s work is a damning and scathing attack on Africa’s political and ruling elites who love to imitate the West, including copying bad ideas like wholesale liberalisation and privatisation of key sectors of the economy such as, energy and water, which should cchinweizu a preserve of the public sector.
Tue Uganda, some pseudo pan Africanists have adopted pan Africanism as their political party ideology, but the actions of res people in DR Congo and elsewhere betrays their commitment to pan Africanism and leaves a lot to be desired.
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 Americans.
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. The book is divided into five parts, namely, global aggression by the West, the Euro-African connection; slaving, conquest and colonisation; neocolonial Africa: It attempts to explain man-made root causes of Africa’s backwardness, a sest which was popular among Uganda’s new breed of liberators who stormed Kampala on January 25, Trivia About The West and the Chekwas Okorie rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Eugene Johnston rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Adamu Kasim rated it it was ok Jun 23, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
Terry rated it it was amazing Dec 02, The preface to the book tne with a disclaimer wesr it is not a work of protest, but a critical investigation into the purposes of Western imperialist expansion during the last years. Elo Onyia rated it it was amazing Feb 04,