"Oculi's discourses should spur new debates on issues of Africa's decolonization...[T]he essays are well written by a political head with an artist's hand and should make good reading for the specialist and the general reader."
—Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Is the ideological weaponry of the post-Cold War era currently being forged in the officially-encouraged tide of xenophobia sweeping over the unemployed citizenries of Europe? Or in the "civilized" media's obsessive "coverage" of orchestrated ethnic wrath in Europe and Africa? And what new strategies can policymakers in Africa possibly devise to combat the steady diet of Western reportage on "Africa the Violent" that routinely reinforces African self-contempt "at home" an throughout the African Diaspora? These and a host of other probing questions are raised by the author of this cogent collection of provocative essays.
Okello Oculi is a professor of Social and Economic Research at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is also a published poet, novelist and essayist.
Politics, History, Cultural Studies, Africa