ACAS Bulletin

Race in Africa: Past and Present
(No. 72)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Jesse Benjamin, Alex de Waal, Babacar M’Bow, Lindah Mhando, Meredeth Turshen
New York
Winter 2005/Spring 2006
40 pages
Contents: Editorial: Policy Implications of the Absence/Presence of Race in African Studies by Jesse Benjamin • Origins of the Darfur Crisis of 2003-04 by Alex de Waal • From Yoke to Yoke: Race and Racism in Africa by Babacar M’Bow • Grappling with the Ambiguities of the Colonial Encounter and the Nationalist Paradigm in Zimbabwe by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatshen • Legacies of Race and Racism at the Coast of East Africa: Historiography and the Suppression of Subaltern Epistemology by Jesse Benjamin • Theorizing African Identities and Multiple Modernities: Questions Revisited by Lindah Mhando • How Do We Talk About Identity?: A Review Essay by Meredeth Turshen • First ACAS "Bud Day Award" for Activism: To Kassahun Checole • The newsletter discusses  the Durban World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Mahmood Mamdani, CODESRIA Bulletin, Howard Winant, Martin Klein, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, slavery, Walter Rodney, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, famine, C. A. Diop, Chancellor Williams, Julie Flint, the Dinka, the Famine that Kills, Nuba, the Janjawiid militia, President Nimeiri, USAID, Western Savanna Development Corporation, Jebel Marra Rural Development Project, Save the Children Fund, Saeed el Mahdi, the Libya-Chad war, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Sahel, Prime Minister Sadiq el Mahdi, militant Islam, Brigadier Omer al Bashir, Idd al Fursan, Idd al Ghanam, Hassan al Turabi, Daud Bolad, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), Dr. John Garang, the Beni Halba militia, Hassan al Turabi, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Darfur Liberation Front, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SPLA), Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, the Genocide Convention, the Nuba Mountains, Joseph Graves, the Human Genome Project, Council for the Development of Research in Social Science (CODERIA), apartheid, Ian Smith, Graham Boyton, Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsangirai, Tony Blair, President Robert Mugabe, Terence Ranger, Homi K. Bhabha, Mahmood Mamdani, Jean Comaroff, John Comaroff, Ndebele-Shona Uprisings (First Chimurenga), Rhodesia, Ndebele, Shula Marks, settler colonialism, Cecil John Rhodes, King Lobengula’s sons, Jonathan Glassman, Ali A. Mazrui, Justin Willis, Swahili, the Mijikenda, women/feminism consciousness, Antonio Gramsci,, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Abena Busia, Bessie Head, Mariana Ba, Frantz Fanon, Filomena Chioma Steady, Ousmane Sembene, Flora Nwapa, Ama Ata Aidoo, Chinua Achebe, Amy Chua, the ANC (African National Congress) FLN (Front de Libération Nationale, National Liberation Front), Thomas Friedman, the !Kung hunter-gatherers, the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), the UN human rights declarations, Africa World Press, Red Sea Press, European colonizers, globalization, U.S. multinational corporations, the Tutsi, Zanzibar, electoral violence, the International Crisis Group, and Southern Sudan.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections