Genealogy of African Debates on Decoloniality: Afrikaans and Kiswahili. Part IV: Portuguese Tale in Colonial Brazil (1500-1822)

28 Nov, 2023

As earlier indicated, there is a need to de-universalize the Latin American colonial experience to some particular form. In this case, we can explore Brazil which was one of many episodes of Portuguese overseas expansion which began in the early 15th century following the arrival of the Portuguese at the coast of Brazil in April 1500. Although gold and spices were in high demand by the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th centuries, there were other goods like fish, meat, dyes, wood, medical herbs, and gradually, African slaves.

Genealogy of African Debates on Decoloniality: Afrikaans and Kiswahili Part III: Deciphering Decoloniality Conceptually

23 Nov, 2023

The preceding parts, I and II have attempted to frame the concept of decoloniality in two ways: liberatory and institutional. The former means that decoloniality is innately an emancipatory concept for the non-West or formerly colonized populations mainly Latin America and Africa in response to Western epistemic hegemony.

Genealogy of African Debates on Decoloniality: Afrikaans and Kiswahili. Part 1: Introduction

20 Nov, 2023

Author: Hamudan Ssenoga

Source: The Sword

I AM immensely thrilled to think alongside you in this series, on the Genealogy of African Debates on Decoloniality. Two central issues, in this opinion, are explored. Firstly, I situate Afrikaans and Kiswahili within a historical and decolonial context. Secondly, it studies the conceptualization of decoloniality.

We are all Palestinians

14 Oct, 2023

2023 will be recorded historically as the year that Palestinians stood boldly in the face of colonial fascism and screamed in defense of their homes, humanity and life. Palestinians as a people have endured over a century of settler colonial violence. We have thrived as a people and shall continue to do so. We do not need to speak of our right to resist, for it is not a right, but a way of being and survival for Palestinians.