“Between Rwanda and Mandela”

A fascinating analysis of how the West’s variously optimistic and pessimistic assessments of Africa are really part of the same discourse.  We will likely be looking at Achebe’s scathing critique of (how we read) Heart of Darkness; I’m not surprised to see a political theorist quoting it, as in African studies the literary is really integral to other disciplinary approaches.

http://africasacountry.com/2015/11/between-rwanda-and-mandela/

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