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The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Katama Mkangi's Subaltern Sociology: Legacies Of Race And Colonialism At The Coast Of East Africa, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Decolonizing Nationalism: Reading Nkrumah And Nyerere’S Pan-African Epistemology, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

Decolonizing Nationalism: Reading Nkrumah And Nyerere’S Pan-African Epistemology, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

Using the perspective of intellectual history, this essay explores the lives and philosophies of Julius K. Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah, heads of state in Tanzania and Ghana, respectively, as well as philosophers, activists, and Pan-African leaders throughout their lifetimes. The central focus is on their concepts and practices of nationalism, and their attempts to transcend the confines of colonial, Western epistemologies in formulating new African social practices. Their concepts of African socialism, pan-Africanism, and neo-colonialism are examined closely. Their lived experiences with injustice in Africa and the Black Atlantic shaped their perspectives. Their unfinished work bequeathed to us tools for ...


"The World And Africa": World-Systems Theories And The Erasure Of East Africa From World History, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2005

"The World And Africa": World-Systems Theories And The Erasure Of East Africa From World History, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

The article examines how some world historical and world systems narratives have or not have integrated Africa or various parts of the African continent into their models. It focuses on East Africa, a place which has experienced a considerable revolt against colonial biases since the 1960s. Moreover, a review of several and most popular and acclaimed scholars of world historical scholarships were presented with the aim of demonstrating that the colonial biases of African negation have not been swept aside. They include Fernand Braudel, Andre Gunder Frank, Janet Abu-Lughod, and Eric Wolf. It had suggested that scholars must guard against ...


Squatters, Resistance To "Development," And Magic As A Tool Of Subaltern Power: A Case From Coastal Kenya, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2005

Squatters, Resistance To "Development," And Magic As A Tool Of Subaltern Power: A Case From Coastal Kenya, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


African Antiquity, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2005

African Antiquity, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Of Nabateans And Nubians: Implications Of Research On Neglected Dimensions Of Ancient World History, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2001

Of Nabateans And Nubians: Implications Of Research On Neglected Dimensions Of Ancient World History, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


Nabateans And Nubians: The Case For Ancient Connections Between Africa And Asia, Jesse Benjamin Dec 2000

Nabateans And Nubians: The Case For Ancient Connections Between Africa And Asia, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

The exploration of relations between the Nubians and the Nabateans opens new possibilities concerning the historical and historiographic linkages between ancient East Africa and the ancient Middle East. In large part, such an analysis speaks to the re-mapping of Ancient World relations and the role of anti-colonial historiography in the execution of such a task. Anti-colonial historiography has challenged the presuppositions of the modern political construction of these regions and their interaction. It has done so by posing critical questions concerning the re-reading of existing data and, therefore, the reconstruction of the historical record. The new direction into Nubian/Nabatean ...