There are many different ways to approach the thorny issue of decolonising knowledge.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn't accessed.
French President Emmanuel Macron with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
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Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
Academics find themselves in a world filled with people who aren’t interested in facts.
Populist movements are on the rise. Their supporters distrust the establishment, elites, authority and official sources. The post-truth world is a post-expert world.
It’s time for students to see Africa differently.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
Afrocentric history emerged strongly during the post-colonial 1960s.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world's global pasts and present.
William Shakespeare is a sometimes controversial figure in South Africa’s school system.
Most other African countries have a less fractious or problematic relationship to Shakespeare than South Africa does.
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The empire's formal structures may have been gutted, but its influence lives on.
Zuckerberg is just the latest in a long line of West Coast capitalists to purchase a slice of Hawaii.
Remarkable things happen when academics from the global South work together.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years.
Outsiders might not understand how someone who led his country’s downfall from breadbasket to basket case has remained in the presidency for so many years
They might be certain, but they don’t have to be brutal.
Tax systems in post-colonial Africa need to be reformed. For instance, there ought to be rebates for advancing moral good or educating future taxpayers.
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Britain and India may be linked by colonial ties, but India is intent on forging a new relationship based on in its own interests.
On watch for Mau Mau fighters.
A myth is doing serious injustice to the way historians have approached decolonisation.
Muslim women are often criticised for their lack of political involvement, but Algerian women have embraced both anti-colonial and feminist movements.
Dumile Feni’s ‘African Guernica’ - charcoal on paper.
‘African Guernica’ is an incredibly powerful work of art in many ways, importantly filling that space between the visible and the visible.
One South African school issues ‘demerits’ if their pupils speak anything but English.
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Schools and universities in post-colonial contexts still operate within the logic of coloniality. This is starkly illustrated by their language policies.
Decolonising the curriculum is far more nuanced than replacing theorists and authors. Universities first need to define how they approach the development and dissemination of curricula.
Lithograph, ‘Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney’, Gibbs Shallard and Company, Sydney, 1882.
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.
Sydney's Garden Palace, which burned to the ground in 1882, was a monument to empire's glory. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones is now working on an epic exhibition that will explore this historical epoch from an Aboriginal perspective.
In South Africa there's a value judgment attached to students who take part in universities’ English for Academic Purposes programmes. This shouldn't be the case.
Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote extensively about education that oppresses.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa's schooling systems today.