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Achille Mbembe at the Tate Modern

The moderator received a text which said that the political philosopher was trying to find an internet café, then another saying Mbembe was trying to find an internet café with Skype, then another saying that he was trying to find an internet café with Skype in a part of the city where there wasn’t a power-cut.

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Mbembe & Fanon

This year’s W.E.B. DuBois Lecture (organized by Colgate University) was given by Achille Mbembe. As mentioned elsewhere, Mbembe is revisiting Frantz Fanon in his latest work. So, too, here at…..

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Achille Mbembe's Africa

[vodpod id=Video.4769452&w=500&h=425&fv=] Tom Devriendt Last week saw the publication of Achille Mbembe’s new book “Sortir de la Grande Nuit: Essai sur l’Afrique Décolonisée” (with a nod to Frantz Fanon’s ‘We…..

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Quoted: Achille Mbembe on the World Cup

Here’s an excerpt from Achille Mbembe’s “2010 Soccer World Cup: Where is the Moral Argument?” Mbembe wrote this in 2006 but with 30 days to go until kick-off, it’s still…..

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Weekend Special, No 1002

A bunch of us went to the African Studies Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the world’s largest gathering of Africanists. Much transpired. The problems with conferences this…..

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Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy

Africa is a Country has published its first ebook, “Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy.” The ebook was edited by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs. The contributors to the ebook…..

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What’s the matter with … R.W. Johnson

The South African RW Johnson has undergone a transformation of youthful radical to smug “anti-apartheid” liberal anti-communist and scholar of the French Left (think Tony Judt-lite), resulting in the final…..