REVOLUTION THIS TIME: Toward A New Africa by W.O. Maloba
A bold and new critique on the nefarious impact of imperialism in Africa, and the way forward. Maloba states, in elaborate analysis, that the future of Africa lies in socialism, in pursuit of communism. How can this revolution be attained in Africa? For those in Africa, seeking to oust imperialism, we must start from the position that this is our moment. Maloba urges us to avoid self-doubt; fear and rehearsed inclination to imagine that imperialism is permanent and indispensable in the history and future of Africa. We cannot remain indifferent to the crimes of imperialism in our societies, in Africa. Further, it is crucial to avoid the self-serving theory of looking for overripe conditions for revolution. All revolutionary conditions, even if inviting and promising, must be woven into a revolution. It is bourgeois inspired naivete to imagine that revolution in Africa can occur without effort, planning, focus, devotion, leadership. This is a conspiracy against revolutionary action. Without encounter with forthright and sustained resistance, imperialism in Africa, in the Global South, has been able to limp along and extend its shelf life; it has continued to oppress and exploit Africans. Organizing resistance against imperialism is the most important calling of this generation. This book also, covers aspects of violence and racism as integral parts of the mission of imperialism.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
W.O. MALOBA is the Edward L. Ratledge Professor of Africana Studies and History at University of Delaware, USA. He is the author of African Women and Revolution (AWP).
CATEGORY:Politics, Social Sciences, Current Affairs/AFRICA World Rights
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2024