ISBN 9789956553587
Pages 274
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2024
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Decolonize, Humxnize

edited by Kathryn Toure, Roopal Thaker, Rama Salla Dieng

Whose knowledge counts? Why delve deep to understand self, history and intercontinental relations? How do people and communities heal from the wounds of colonization and related trauma passed from generation to generation? Such intractable questions are explored in this collection of essays on decolonization. To decolonize means to humxnize, which is of even greater urgency in the 21 st century with colonization showing itself in new forms. Perspectives from several continents suggest pathways toward more convivial and equitable relations in society, and each chapter is presented in conversation with an illustration. The book will inspire young leaders, educators, activists, policymakers, researchers, and anyone resisting colonization and its effects and working for a kinder, gentler world.

These 13 instructive and sometimes personal chapters speak to the urgency of decolonization, building on a culture of ubuntu or recognizing oneself in others.

– François-Joseph Azoh, Psychologist, Lecturer at Ecole Normale Supérieure of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Connections between colonization, racism, and other “isms” are addressed, as are rehumxnizing intercontinental movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and #RhodesMustFall. 

– Dr. Wanja Njuguna, Senior Lecturer, Journalism and Media Technology, Namibia University of Science and Technology 

Embrace this read and learn how we humXns are the X-factor in the liberation from mental and physical bondage. 

– Larry Lester, activist and President of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, a branch of ASALH 

Decolonization brings a progressive transformation of the world.

– Therese Mungah Shalo Tchombe, Emeritus Professor/Honorary Dean of Education, University of Buea, Cameroon

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About the Editors

Kathryn Toure

Kathryn Toure, PhD in education, is a researcher and writer. She promotes the circulation of African worldviews and facilitates community inquiry to deepen understandings of her/history and culture.

Roopal Thaker

Roopal Thaker works with community-based organizations to shape public policy from the ground up. She currently works on adolescent health and life skills education programs in Kenya.

Rama Salla Dieng

Rama Salla Dieng, African Studies, University of Edinburgh, promotes collective initiatives exploring feminist theory and praxis.