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Dear Upright African

Donald Molosi


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Literary Nonfiction. Post-Colonial Studies. Education. African Studies. Winner of the African Authors Award for Best African Narrative. Upright African, we need a revolution in education to take our history back into our hands, and to perform it through our eyes for humanity and ourselves. Without question, our African histories are under siege by those who would rather we believed that Africa has no history and that colonialism is over.--From DEAR UPRIGHT AFRICAN

In this manifesto, Donald Molosi shows us what a decolonized Africa would look like. This matter is vital for people in school today. It is this sort of activism that our continent needs now.--Binyavanga Wainaina

Palpably outraged, Molosi reminds us--sharing vivid examples--of how the metaphysical and physical engagement of empire with the African continent formed a carefully orchestrated strategy whose end result was to inflict large numbers of Africans, including African elites, with a chronic, debilitating self-hatred. Drawing form his extensive reading on the subject, Molosi offers practical remedies for the devastating crisis he chronicles.--Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Mantle, 9780998642338, 61pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2019