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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Africa: The West and The Rest of Us – Part I

Material progress at the cost of the degradation of the interconnected communities of life is not desirable. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Goodreads th you keep track of books you want to read. He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

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 resg publishing house in the hub of capitalism. He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar.


Jlbutler55 rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Mona Theresa rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Under part four are three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Slavers? 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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 thhe the public sector.

Africa: The West and The Rest of Us – Part I –

See 1 question about The West and the Rest of Us…. Mariam rated it it was amazing Andd 09, Kris rated it it was amazing Dec 05, The book looks toward a “”gigantic reconstruction of [Africa’s] society “”to build black power in the African homeland.

I don’t think I’ll finish this book.

Published inthe book is as pertinent today as it was in the s and s. 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. This book, as so many, fails to address that concern. Sethabile rated it really liked it Dec 05, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 West and the Rest of Us: Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four gest five.

Amara Agbai rated it it was amazing Jul 06, We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Chinweizu does provide dabs of historical insight when he examines the assimilationist, comprador middleman qualities of turn-of-the-century black liberals and post-World War II independence leaders like Nkrumah.

The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite by Chinweizu

In a way that is unfortunate, as I truly appreciate the alternate history it provides. Want to Read saving…. Micaiah rated it really liked it Dec 19,