The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers, and the African Elite. Front Cover. Chinweizu. Random House, – History – pages. Book reviews: The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Exile By CHINWEIZU (New York, Random House, ). pp. Who will lead this mobilization against the Western exploiters remains a moot point; tepidly, Chinweizu credits Sekou Toure of Guinea with an.

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He is also a co-author of Towards the Decolonization of African Literature Chinweizu’s work is a damning and scathing attack on Africa’s political and ruling elites wesr love to imitate the West, including copying bad ideas like wholesale liberalisation and privatisation of key sectors of the economy such as, energy and water, which should be a preserve of the public sector.

Daily Sest A dam wall in Uganda. Chinweizu argues that these well-paid agents “have a special job: It attempts to explain man-made thr causes of Africa’s backwardness, a concept which was popular among Uganda’s new breed of liberators who stormed Kampala on January 25, Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five. Micaiah rated it really liked it Dec 19, AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic.

The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite by Chinweizu

It is amazing and telling how the revolutionary language of the s has now been replaced by aggressive language and especially the culture of eating deception, corruption, impunity and what socialist intellectual Samir Amin calls accumulation on a grand scale.

Aug 01, Ty G rated it it was amazing Shelves: Corey rated it really liked it Aug 14, J Beckett rated it it was amazing Aug 31, On this day ina lean young man announced from the steps of Ewst that vhinweizu fundamental change had just taken place in Uganda. Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. Gerardo rated it really liked it Sep 22, AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa fo aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.


While the adn is a good alternative to the metanarrative of European progress, it falls short for me because I demand a radical reenvisioning of the world. There was a problem adding your email address.

I’ve done enough reading of similar materials to know that this book, excellent though it may be, cannot address my needs. The preface to the book begins with a disclaimer that it is not a work of protest, but a critical investigation into the purposes of Western imperialist expansion during the last years.

Paperbackpages. As the author argues, it is suicidal for the lambs [read Africans] to see, think and act out of assumptions about the world that reflect and advance the interests of the lions and jackals preying on harmless and defenceless sheep. Chinweizu’s own advocacy of a traditionalist cultural revival scarcely sounds like expansive freedom for the African population, but his polemics against the “”glorified slaves”” of the new middle class are geared to peg the book as forward-moving.

The author, a Nigerian poet who studied mathematics and philosophy at MIT, excoriates the West chunweizu centuries of predation, along with petit-bourgeois elite Africans like Nkrumah, Senghor, and Houpouet-Boigny. Emmillia Samanyanga rated it did not like it Apr 12, Isa rated it really liked it Jun 14, Trivia About The West and the Oladipo Oluwaseun rated it did not like it Feb 02, Chinweizu, a Nigerian author, wfst his rdst to victims of the West’s assault upon the rest of us, especially to Amerindians and Aborigines of Australasia who were exterminated and expropriated, millions of Africans who were enslaved in the Americas, countless Africans who died resisting European invasion and occupation, soldiers from the Third World who were conscripted to fight and protect western empires, Third World liberation fighters who have struggled for a better future for their people, and to all of us who want to achieve a just, non-imperialist and enduring peace with prosperity for all humankind.


I bet we have many such operatives in our Resg of Finance, Bank of Uganda and other strategic organs of government.

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This book, as so many, fails to address that concern.

Weat and try again. Decolonization is termed the “”middle-class solution”” in which foreign aid facilitated economic drainage and distortion.

Chinweizu takes us through the history of African colonization and resistance.


Pan Africanism which predates independence, inspired the struggle for self-determination ane continues to be a major preoccupation of the African elite.

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The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite

To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Amir rated it really liked it Jul 16, He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. Omenihu Alex rated it liked it Jan 21, Eugene Johnston rated it it was amazing Chinwiezu 30, No trivia or quizzes yet.