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Decoloniality in Africa and the Ontological Density of Blackness

Decoloniality in Africa and the Ontological Density of Blackness

On todays episode we're speaking to Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni who is the head of the Archie Mafeje research institute at the University of South Africa. Our discussion revolved around a useful and concise summary of his more expansive scholarship worked through in his books on decoloniality in the African context listed below. Dr. Ndlovu-Gatsheni offers us a refresher on some of the basic concepts of decoloniality such as being, knowledge and power and speaks to the messy transition of colonial Africa into a neocolonial paradigm and its concomitant ludic discourse of postcolonialism. We also touch on the Rhodes Must Fall movement and what the call to 'decolonize the university' actually entails.

Article :

Why Decoloniality in the 21st Century

Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity

Coloniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa: Myths of Decolonization


Jay Paradzai

This is the kind of knowledge that will liberate Africa.

Mudadirwa Mujuru

This is really tickling and provoking and is worth further serious interrogation by scholars interested in the subject.

Thabang Manyana

Thank you for sharing this resourceful knowledge products