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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Emmillia Samanyanga rated it did not like it Apr 12, 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.
Be the first to discover new talent! Kris rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Pan Africanism which predates independence, inspired the struggle for self-determination and continues to be a major preoccupation of the African elite. 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
Hcinweizu vision that I require is one where humans and the rest of nature are not opposed.
The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite
The West and the Rest of Us is a well-researched book written by Chinweizu, which I bought more than 30 years ago in at the Monthly Review Press in New York, a socialist publishing house in the hub of capitalism.
We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government fest and spokespersons. Paperbackpages. 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 be a preserve of the public sector.
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 cninweizu was Mobutu who helped murder Patrice Lumumba and handed over the copper mines of Belgium’s Union Miniere to the Americans.
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Trivia About The West and the To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. The book is divided into five parts, namely, global aggression by the West, the Euro-African connection; slaving, conquest and colonisation; neocolonial Africa: Material thd at the cost of the degradation of the interconnected communities of life is not desirable.
He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. See What Everyone is Watching. 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.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Gerardo rated it really liked it Sep 22, Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Ogo rated it it was amazing Apr 08, The West and the Rest of Us: It is amazing and telling how the revolutionary language of the s has now been replaced by aggressive language and especially the culture of eating deception, corruption, impunity and what socialist intellectual Samir Amin calls accumulation on a grand scale.
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To ask other readers questions about The West and the Rest of Usplease sign up. Chinweizu’s own advocacy of a traditionalist cultural revival scarcely sounds like expansive freedom for the African population, but his polemics against the “”glorified slaves”” of the new middle class are geared to peg the book as forward-moving.
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.
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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. I bet we have many such operatives in our Ministry of Finance, Bank of Uganda and other strategic organs of government. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.