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Decolonising The African Mind

Decolonising The African Mind

By Chinweizu

Pero Press, 1987, 294 pp.

Swinging wildly but battering his target repeatedly, the author of The West and the Rest of Us carries forward his polemic against cultural dependency. Africans need African models rather than the European ideas and standards they now follow. Lambasting African participation in the Olympics, the Nobel Prize competition and in Western organizations, he prescribes a reinterpretation of history and an appreciation of what is truly African in literature. Though often ham-handed, the message of this book is undoubtedly central to the successful evolution of African states and economies.