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Cruel City by Mongo Beti

Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Cruel City in 1954 before he came to the world’s attention with the publication of The Poor …

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The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti

A novel of considerable power and complexity from the pen of one of Cameroon’s greatest modern writers, Mongo Beti, The Poor Christ of Bomba is …

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Freedom Rider: Charlie Hebdo: “Je Suis White People” by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

By C-101 Editors

A cursory glance at this map of French “conquests” and “territories” over the centuries, dispels the myth that France is a propagator of “Liberty, Equality, …

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God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène crafts a richly visceral story about a railroad strike in French colonial Africa. There are a large cast of characters that are situated …

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The Resolutionaires by Ayi Kwei Armah

As a professional interpreter, Nefert works at conferences where Africa’s rulers meet not to solve the continent’s problems, but to resolve to beg for solutions …

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The Eloquence of the Scribes by Ayi Kwei Armah

This memoir on the ancient sources and future resources of African literature, by the author of Two Thousand Seasons, KMT, and other novels, gives colonial …

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Neocolonialism in West Africa by Chernoh Alpha M. Bah

In Neocolonialism in West Africa, author Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, a journalist and political activist in Sierra Leone, demonstrates that imperial powers continue to exploit …

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Remembering the Dismembered Continent by Ayi Kwei Armah

1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: “Independent” Africa’s rulers, …

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Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87 by Thomas Sankara

Under Thomas Sankara’s leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa set an electrifying example. Peasants, workers, women, and youth mobilized to carry …

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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James

This book is an account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille and became the model …

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