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Matandela, Mbali. 2015. “Retrospective : UCT : LGBTQIA The Founders of the #RhodesMustFall Movement (& the Guys) March2015.” BIZLINKS (blog). September 9, 2015.

Angela Okune: This 2015 blog post by fourth year UCT student Mbali Matandela highlights the conscious role that black feminists had in the student protests. She notes: "What I hope for is that people will look back at this movement one day and see how a small group of black feminists...Read more

Framing of topic and reading list_April 2018

Angela Okune: This document submitted to Professor Kavita in April 2018 as part of the HIST 290 course at UC Irvine provides a sense of my original intention behind the framing of the problem space as well as a comprehensive initial reading list, from which a handful have made it into this PECE...Read more

Full Bibliography: Decolonizing the African University

Anderson, Jenny. 2018. “Funded by Gates and Zuckerberg, One Company Is on a Quest to Educate the World’s Poorest Kids.” Quartz Media , January 22, 2018. https://qz.com/1179738/bridge-school/ . Aviles, Natalie B. 2018. “Situated Practice and the Emergence of Ethical Research: HPV Vaccine Development...Read more

Nyamnjoh, Francis B. 2016. #RhodesMustFall: Nibbling at Resilient Colonialism in South Africa.

Abstract: " This book on rights, entitlements and citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa shows how the playing field has not been as levelled as presumed by some and how racism and its benefits persist. Through everyday interactions and experiences of university students and professors, it...Read more
Mamdani, Mahmood. 2018. “The African University.” London Review of Books, July 19, 2018.

AO: In this recent piece from the London Review of Books, Mamdani explains two different approaches and orientations towards the African university that emerged at decolonization. He sees these differences as embodied between Ali Mazrui and Walter Rodney: Mazrui believed in the classical model...Read more

Nyamnjoh, Francis B. 2012. “‘Potted Plants in Greenhouses’: A Critical Reflection on the Resilience of Colonial Education in Africa.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 47 (2): 129–54.

Angela Okune: This 2012 paper by Francis Nyamnjoh argues that education in Africa is based on a resilient colonial and colonizing epistemology, which takes the form of science as ideology and hegemony. This type of education is justified as necessary to keep Africans internationally...Read more

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