There is no linear approach to the process of decolonisation. But any attempt must start with looking at how the internet spreads knowledge and ideas about Africa and Africans.
The CRISPR gene-editing technique raises new questions about how we measure time and conceptualise history. Here, a cultural theorist takes on the philosophical side of this scientific breakthrough.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn’t accessed.
Understanding the meaning of the word science has changed over time, but the goals to produce and share knowledge remains the same.