Showing posts from September, 2019

Open Letter to African Intellectuals

Open Letter to African Intellectuals By  Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire (Uganda) The tag, ‘intellectual’ in reference to Africa refers to a certain type: western educated and visible in western media, may be published in the West and maybe teaching at a western university. Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writes to this type of African Intellectual. Dear contemporary African Intellectuals, We find your names on lists published in western media, among the top African Public Intellectuals, sometimes among the lists of Global Thinkers. And we celebrate. ‘Our’ thinkers are shaping the world, we say. You appear in TIME’s lists of Influential People. You have theorised about important things. About the end of capitalist hegemony. About the failure of the African state. About the representations of Africanness. About the rise of Afro-capitalism. About many things your Western audiences find very captivating. And this is why they rank you highly alongside their own intellectuals. You are i

The Vexed Question of African Languages in Education

The vexed question of African languages in education. Still, a solution may lay in front of us   By Michel Lafon- professor of linguistics, University of Pretoria South Africa If you follow this blog, you probably already know I wrote a book called intellectual slavery, the worst legacy of colonialism . I subtitled some of the chapters ''information the West don't want you to know.''  It is very important Africans realize that the West wants us to think on a specific level and not to exceed certain perimeters. It looks like the information I shared in the book is causing some people sleepless night. You may find it hard to believe, but ''miraculously'' almost all the web links that I cited in my book's bibliography, were all deleted the same week I published the book. Indeed, the old colonialists don't want Africans to be awakened!.  Guess who deleted them? They were deleted by those who don't want us to be awakened by