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The Thinker is a ‘hybrid’ journal, publishing both journalistic pieces with more academic articles and contributors can now opt to have their submissions peer reviewed. We welcome Africa-centred articles from diverse perspectives, in order to enrich both knowledge of the continent and of issues impacting
In this issue...
Barbara Boswell, Zimitri Erasmus,
Shanél Johannes, Shaheed Mahomed
and Kopano Ratele on Racist Science: The Burden of Black Bodies and Minds – The point of our objection is that this study draws on a racist epistemological frame despite centuries of Black radical anticolonial activism and scholarship produced in opposition to these framings. The implications of this study are that Black women bear the burden of its findings, while Black knowledges are debased
concealed for too long, prolonging a destructive status quo.
on What happens to a Pan-African Dream Deferred? – Langston Hughes, an American activist, poet and one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, asks a pertinent question: ‘What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?’
The partition of Ireland has run out of road. As such, British government policy towards Ireland must change.