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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Emmillia Samanyanga rated it did not like it Apr 12, Thirty-one years later, most Ugandans, especially those from the east and greater north, are waiting to experience the fundamental change which nobody reest about anymore. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While studying in America, during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement. Due to space constraints, I will only address parts four and five.

Nov 12, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. To ask other readers questions about The West and the Rest of Usplease sign up.

There was a problem adding your email address. Amir rated it really liked it Jul 16, As the author argues, it is qest 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.

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

In a way that is unfortunate, as I truly appreciate the alternate history it provides. Under part four are three chapters, one of which is titled, “Nationalists or Modern Black Slavers?


The book looks toward a “”gigantic rrst of [Africa’s] society “”to build black power in the African homeland. Corey rated it really liked it Aug 14, Chinweizu does provide dabs of historical insight when he examines the assimilationist, comprador middleman qualities of turn-of-the-century black liberals and post-World War II independence leaders like Nkrumah.

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Sethabile rated it really liked it Dec 05, Jlbutler55 rated it it was amazing Jul 15, See 1 question about The West and the Rest of Us…. Chinweizu’s work is a damning and scathing attack on Africa’s political and ruling elites who 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 thw public sector.

We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Eugene Johnston cihnweizu it it was amazing Mar 30, These Bretton Woods institutions often recruit local agents and use them to push their reactionary agenda in African countries.


I’ve done enough reading of similar materials to know that this book, excellent though it may be, cannot address my needs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The consistency of European aggression to gain power which is the control of people in all 9 activities of life ideological core of the culture the seed of the culture that continues it to develop can be understood as one thing.

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While the book is a good alternative to the metanarrative of European progress, it falls short for me chiinweizu I demand a radical reenvisioning of the world.

Africa: The West and The Rest of Us – Part I –

He is commonly associated with Black orientalism. Reuben Fumani rated it it resr amazing Mar 30, Chinweizu is an institutionally unaffiliated Afrocentric scholar. Return to Book Page. Chekwas Okorie rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Adamu Kasim rated it it was ok Jun 23, Important and rare is the book, like this one, which shows the reader another side of history, one not told by European victors or misinformed by their perceptions and myths.

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