Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Messages (Tribute to Sam Moyo)

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My gratitude to Tendai and Fred, for reminding us, warming us, with these difficult summations of Sam in a time when thinking much less writing is so very difficult to do. Surely the flood of warm memories will cohere as we gather everywhere to celebrate Sam’s inestimable gifts to us and our unimaginable loss. What Fred, Tendai and others highlight was really a key source of Sam’s gentle, persistent greatness: his deep, unrivaled commitment to an independent African intellectual life and community, and his corresponding eschewing of the easy slide into the traducing hands of those who possess intellectual, much less state, inducements and rewards. May his example continue to inspire us in our weaker moments—and the next generation.

William Martin (Bill)


M. le Secrétaire Exécutif,

Je viens de lire, à l’instant, ce 24/11/2015, sur le site de CODESRIA, la triste nouvelle de la mort brusque du professeur Sam MOYO. Je présente mes condoléances à sa famille biologique, à la communauté scientifique de son pays (la Zambie) et à toute la communauté des chercheurs africains membres du CODESRIA. Que son âme repose en paix.

Jean Liyongo Empengele
Sociologue
Université de Kinshasa
B.P 127
Kinshasa XI
République Démocratique du Congo

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Je suis profondément choqué par la nouvelle de la disparition du Pr SAM MOYO.
Il a forgé en moi une méthodologie spécifique aux études foncières, après ma participation à l’Institut sur le genre 2014.
En rentrant à Yaoundé dans l’avion, j’ai dévoré passionnément son ouvrage qui a fait de moi un chercheur du foncier.
C’est ce que je retiens de lui, bien que je ne l’aie pas rencontré une seule fois.
Je vais le citer dans mes travaux sur le foncier.
Au CODESRIA, ma proposition: imprimons son portrait sur fond de la dernière des couvertures des ouvrages que nous produirons et sur nos badges; ceci pendant le nombre de jours prochains qui sera égal à l’âge auquel il est décédé.
TU ES A JAMAIS DANS MES TRAVAUX ET DANS MA MEMOIRE

AHMAT HESSANA
Membre du CODESRIA


Cher(e)s collègues
Je tiens à m’associer à votre peine et apporter tout mon soutien à ses proches et à ses amis en ces durs moments que la vie nous impose. L’Afrique vient de perdre l’un de ses plus grands chercheurs en sciences sociales.
Veuillez accepter mes plus sincères condoléances

B. ELMORCHID
Marrakech University


Dear Fellow members of CODESRIA,

Please accept my condoleances for the loss of our Professor Sam Moyo. I am writing the word ’loss’ unwillingly. It is so hard to accept the news. I had turned to land studies because of his great passion and commitment at the first PanAfrican land grab conference in 2013 in Addis, because of his writings, those of Prof Tsikata, Prof Olukoshi and Prof Amanor. It is because of him that I later focused most of my research at SOAS on land, proud to quote his brilliant analysis of the "African Land Question". And it is because of him that I am now doing my PhD on "land grabbing in Senegal"

I met him again at the third PanAfrican land conference in Harare in September 2015!
The last day of the conference, I was sitting with Prof Moyo listening to his advice, preaching the need to have a global South approach. I can still hear him telling me to be Qondi’s old sister in London, at SOAS when I return.
I was supposed to see him again in January 2016 at the AIAS Summit and was working towards finalising my paper.

So soon!! We have lost a GIANT. May God console us and welcome him in Paradise. May his soul rest in Perfect peace.

We need to keep reading him, engage with his work, furthering it (a difficult venture!) but the best way to pay a tribute to his rigor!
A luta continua

Rama Salla Dieng
Member of CODESRIA
Doctoral Researcher, SOAS-University of London


It was tragic to receive the news of Prof. Moyo’s passing. I cannot come to terms with the fact that the same sage with whom we attended the CODESRIA General Assembly this past June in Dakar, Senegal is no more. We also attended the South African Association of Political Sciences Colloquium at the University of Johannesburg in August. How can death be so cruel?
May His Soul Rest in Peace!
Regards,

Solani Ngobeni
Director: Publications
Human Sciences Research Council


Dear Ebrima,

This is very sad news. May his soul rest in peace. I realized that my message and my phone call couldn’t reach you. I was travelling. Regards,

Carlos Cardoso


The sense of utter desolation that one feels at the news of the loss of Sam is beyond words. Sam was a wonderful and generous friend, an inspiring colleague, an immensely active and courageous scholar, and a remarkably dedicated member of CODESRIA and one of its leading lights.

Jimi Adesina


DEAR COMRADE, ACTIVIST OF SEVERAL STRUGGLES IN ZIMBABWE, AFRICAN CONTINENT AND THE WORLD

I AM STILL IN SHOCK, NOT WANTING TO BELIEVE. WE KNOW WE ALL DIE. BUT EVEN SO IT IS ALWAYS HARD TO DEAL WITH DEATH, AND OF SOMEONE SO COMMITTED WITH LAND AND SO MANY OTHER ISSUES THAT DIVIDE HUMAN BEINGS.

WE MET IN HARARE LONG TIME AGO, IN THE 90’s AT THE HIVOS ADVISORY GROUP (HAG) AND THAN WITH THE SAPEM ACTIVITIES, BOARD, CONFERENCES.
AND WE MET AT CODESRIA.
WE WILL GO ON FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE!
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY!
SEE YOU SAM.
A LUTA CONTINUA!




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