Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa by Leo Zeilig

By Leo Zeilig

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Publish 12 months note: First released might twenty eighth 2002

This number of essays and interviews stories type fight and social empowerment at the African continent.

Employing Marxist concept to deal with the postcolonial difficulties of a number of assorted nations, specialists examine such matters because the renewal of Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt, debt reduction, alternate union pursuits, and strike motion. contains interviews with top African socialists and activists.

With contributions from Leo Zeilig, David Seddon, Anne Alexander, Dave Renton, Ahmad Hussein, Jussi Vinnikka, Femi Aborisade, Miles Larmer, Austin Muneku, Peter Dwyer, Trevor Ngwane, Munyaradzi Gwisai, Tafadzwa Choto, and Azwell Banda.

Leo Zeilig coordinated the self reliant media heart in Zimbabwe in the course of the presidential elections of 2002 and, ahead of this, labored as a lecturer at Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. He then labored for 3 years as a lecturer and researcher at Brunel collage, relocating later to the heart of Sociological examine on the collage of Johannesburg. He has written at the fight for democratic switch, social hobbies, and pupil activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Zeilig is co-author of The Congo: Plunder and Resistance 1880–2005.

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His figures proposed an average of 1,098 slaves a year leaving Senegambia and Upper Guinea (cf. 25 However these figures are unsustainable. 26 They also ignore the evidence implying social change in Upper Guinea which does not tally with these low numbers. Moreover, it is impossible to square these figures with the labour needs of the New World following the demographic collapse of the Native Americans in the sixteenth century, a need which could not have been met by such a small influx of African labour.

However, Blumenthal agrees with Medeiros (1985) and RussellWood (1978) that this picture, though nascent, was not institutionalised until later in the sixteenth century; a contrary position on this is taken by Sweet (1997). For new perspectives on the growing marginalisation of New Christians in the Iberian Atlantic, see Schwartz (2008); and Yovel (2009). 84 20 Introduction century. Because of its contrary register to the discourse of creolisation, the question of race emerges only in a minor key in this book.

48 Jordan (1974: 35). 49 See Price/Mintz (1992); Berlin (1996; 2000); Carney (2001); Heywood/Thornton (2007); Fields-Black (2009). 50 Bennett (2003: 2–3). 51 Wyse (1989) has one of the best analyses of the Krio of Sierra Leone. 52 Vaughan (2005: 2). 53 Woolford (1983: 5). 54 On this conceptual distinction between creolisation and hybridity, see Cohen/Toninato (2010a: 14). 46 47 12 Introduction what characterised these relations and how the conditions arose in which they evolved. Western Africa was one of the first sites to see the development of an Atlantic Creole language, and it is because of this that I use the term “creolisation”.

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