Useful Anthropology (and “Political Gonorrhoea”)

A variety of thoughts on the “uses” and “usefulness” of anthropology were provoked by Lorenz Khazaleh’s synopsis on African anthropology, which also contains links to online papers of the World Anthropologies Network, a source of especial importance to some of the issues I wish to cover in this blog. Within the North American context it […]

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France’s Imperial Leader Explains Africa to Itself

From James McDougall’s article, “Sarkozy and Africa: big white chief’s bad memory,” 7 December, 2007, openDemocracy: The headline event of Sarkozy’s first (and brief) tour of sub-Saharan Africa was a speech, written by special advisor Henri Guaino, delivered “to the √©lite of Africa’s young people” on 26 July at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in […]

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Dialogue: Newest Issue

Dr. Roi Kwabena‘s latest issue of Dialogue is currently available, in PDF format, directly from him at roi.kwabena@gmail.com. This latest issue as usual covers a broad range of very interesting topics, mostly centred on themes of resistance to slavery, African and indigenous cultures, contemporary politics in Africa and the Caribbean, poetry, short stories, biographies of […]

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