Land Acquisitions in Africa: A Return to Franz Fanon?

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dc.identifier.citation Stephan, H., Lobban, R. & Benjamin, J. (2010). Land Acquisitions in Africa: A Return to Franz Fanon?. TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies, 2(1), 75-92. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2085-0980 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In order to understand the predicament facing Africa today, one has to return to a previous era when Africa faced its fight against colonalization. One hundred and twenty-five years after the Berlin Conference, a vast majority of African states remain in a position of social and political stagnation. Decolonization, which was supposedly based on the positive-sum incorporation of the newly-independent states into the international political arena, led to the dissolution of the rhetoric of “civilizing the barbaric masses”; and a new global endeavor emerged to “develop” the post-colonial state via its access to the absolute gains of the global political economy. For the majority of populaces of the Third World, however, the promises of social security, economic advancement, equal terms of trade, and the abandonment of force and racism did not shadow the decolonization process. In this context, Franz Fanon said that there is nothing save a minimum of re-adaptation, a few reforms at the top, a flag waving, and down at the bottom an undivided mass still living in the middle ages, endlessly marking time. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Minda Masagi Press en_ZA
dc.source TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.title Land Acquisitions in Africa: A Return to Franz Fanon? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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