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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There was a problem adding your email address. Terry rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Mona Theresa rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Be the first to discover new talent! Mariam rated it it was amazing Jun 09, The author, a Nigerian poet who studied mathematics and philosophy at MIT, excoriates the West for resy of predation, along with petit-bourgeois elite Africans like Nkrumah, Senghor, and Houpouet-Boigny.

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It is amazing and telling how the revolutionary language of the s has now been replaced by aggressive language and especially the culture of eating deception, corruption, impunity and what socialist intellectual Samir Amin calls accumulation on a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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve done enough reading of similar materials to know that this book, excellent though it may be, cannot address my needs. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

The vision that I require is one where humans and the rest of nature are not opposed.


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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. While studying in America, during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement.

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He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Literature To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Oladipo Oluwaseun rated it did not like it Feb 02, Decolonization is termed the “”middle-class solution”” in which foreign aid facilitated economic drainage and distortion. Chimweizu named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. Corey rated it really liked it Aug 14, Paperbackpages.

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Chinweizu argues that these well-paid agents “have a special job: In a way that is unfortunate, as I truly appreciate the alternate history it provides.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Please provide an email address. Elo Onyia rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Amara Agbai rated it it was amazing Jul 06, While the book is a good alternative to the metanarrative of European progress, it falls short for me because I demand js radical reenvisioning of the world.

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

Reuben Fumani rated it it was amazing Mar 30, I bet we have many such operatives in our Ministry of Finance, Bank of Uganda and other strategic organs of government.


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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On this contradiction, Chinweizu argues that, “there is a strange quisling quality about their actions tne 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. Chinweizu takes us through the history of African colonization and resistance. The book looks toward a “”gigantic reconstruction of [Africa’s] society “”to build black power in the African homeland.