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

Lettre d’information du CODESRIA

août 16 2017

Cri de Liberté L’île de Rodrigues : plaidoyer pour l’autodétermination

Il y a trois siècles, on enleva hommes et femmes de leurs villages en Guinée. D’autres, au Sénégal, furent piégés et pris comme des bêtes et d’autres encore arrachés à leurs familles au Mozambique. Puis, il y avait ceux qui, à Madagascar, furent menés comme des troupeaux à bord des négriers et transportés sur l’Océan Indien jusqu’à notre partie du monde. Les...

mars 3 2014

Cry Freedom Rodrigues Island : Case for Self-Determination

Three hundred years ago, men and women in flesh and bone, were kidnapped from their villages in Guinea ; trapped and captured like animals in Senegal ; ripped from their families in Mozambique ; herded aboard slave ships in Madagascar, and shipped across the Indian Ocean to this part of the World. Those who survived ended their days labouring like...

mars 3 2014

Pour l’enseignement de la pensée de Cheikh Anta Diop à l’école

À l’occasion de la célébration du 28e anniversaire de la disparition du Pr Cheikh Anta Diop, il est regrettable de constater que, malgré la grande fascination que suscite l’illustre universitaire, ses écrits restent encore largement méconnus par les nouvelles générations alors qu’ils continuent d’être revisités dans le reste du monde. Et pourtant, ce savant...

mars 3 2014

Stuart Hall’s revolutionary legacy

Of all the insights offered by the seminal Jamaican-British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who passed away on February 10 this year, one of the most relevant for anyone concerned about the Arab world today was his argument that "identities are an endless, unfinished conversation." It’s hard to think of a better summary of why the revolutions that started...

mars 3 2014

The Environment in Social Science and Humanities in Africa

The environment is taking center stage in local, national and global discourse and policies. This increasing focus is occurring in a neo-liberal context defined by unprecedented land grabs, increasing militarization of natural resource use and governance, and privatization/commercialization of the environment facilitated by the neo-liberal market...

mars 3 2014

Hamba Khale Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane

Academic, poet and storyteller prof Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane passed away in 16 February 2014. The Director of the Centre for African Literary Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Fort Hare was called a “visionary leader, [and] one of South Africa ‘s greatest intellectuals” by Nelson...

mars 3 2014

The Rise and Significance of Lotus

Lotus was a quarterly magazine which for its time was a ground-breaking a literary cum artistic cum political expression. It started life as a journal called Afro-Asian Writings. From the outset the writer’s of the jounal placed themselves in relationship to the broader social and political mechanism of imperial powers. Firoze Manji spoke to Tariq...

mars 3 2014

AwaaZ : Volume 10, Issue 3 : Cover Story : Westgate Blowback

The latest issue of AwaaZ Magazine focuses attention on the attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre. AwaaZ : Volume 10, Issue 3 : Cover Story : Westgate Blowback What we’re not talking about... but should be : By L Muthoni Wanyeki Westgate : Kenya`s Watergate : By Ramnik Shah Love Belatedly : by John Sibi Okumu Special...

mars 3 2014


As is happening in other African countries, the dynamics of State building in Mozambique has been marked by the centrality of processes of economic growth and accumulation based on close ties between emerging national capital and multinational capital, particularly organised around the control, appropriation and exploitation of natural resources and of...

mars 3 2014

Um homem em luta contra “a sombra de um pau torto”

Devastating news of the untimely death of Carlos Schwarz da Silva, otherwise fondly referred to as Pepito. The following obituary appeared at Carlos was a contributing author to Claim No Easy Victories : The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. Edited by Firoze Manji & Bill Fletcher Jr...

mars 3 2014
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