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Anti-Eurocentrism and African nationalism

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Submitted by Peter C. (United States), Jul 23, 2015 at 11:46

Just back from a trip to South Africa, and in the middle of reading Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom", I perceive that Saccarelli and Varadarajan's argument would have resonated with Mandela and many in the African National Congress, who rejected Communism mainly because they saw it as a "white man's ideology". I am also a native South African but see colonialism and its aftermath neither through a European nor an African prism, but instead from the perspective of a worldview that came out of the Middle East.

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