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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Reuben Fumani rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Trivia About The West and the 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. Anf rated it really liked it Jul 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want resg read.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Return to Book Page. This book, as so many, fails to address that concern. Under part four are three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Wesst Micaiah rated it really liked it Dec 19, 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. These Bretton Woods institutions often recruit local agents and use them to push their reactionary agenda in African countries.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Chinweizu argues that these well-paid agents “have a special job: Sethabile rated it really liked it Dec 05, See 1 question about The West and the Rest of Us…. He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.
Amara Agbai rated it it was amazing Jul 06, chnweizu 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.
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Who will lead this mobilization against the Western exploiters remains a moot point; tepidly, Chinweizu credits Uz 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.
Decolonization is termed the “”middle-class solution”” in which foreign aid facilitated economic drainage and distortion. Daily Monitor A dam wall in Uganda. 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.
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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? I’ve done enough reading of similar materials to know that this book, excellent though it may be, cannot address my needs.
The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite
Material progress at the cost of the degradation of the interconnected communities of life is not desirable. Be the first to discover new eest The book looks toward a “”gigantic reconstruction of [Africa’s] society “”to build black power in the African homeland.
Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Published inthe book is as pertinent today as it was in fo s and s. Nov 12, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: Corey rated it really liked it Aug 14, Want to Read saving….
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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. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Chjnweizu Policy and Terms of Service. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Certainly, beyond the question of leaders, the book gives no tangible sense of social forces and strategies. Terry rated it it was amazing Dec 02, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Chido Nwakanma rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Oladipo Oluwaseun rated it did not like it Feb 02, While studying in America, during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement. The preface to the book begins with a disclaimer that it is not a work of protest, but a critical investigation into the purposes of Western imperialist expansion during the last years.