External Breather: Against Decolonisation. Taking African Agency Seriously
MODERNIZATION: The Nigerian professor Olùfèmi Táíwò looks at power relations between the formerly colonized and colonialists. All states strive to adapt modern institutions to their own history, cultural context and ideological climate. But can the demand to decolonize the language become absurd?
: It is difficult to determine whether the documentary African Mirror – based solely on archival material – will rehabilitate a colonial consciousness, criticize colonialism or rather is an essayistic nostalgia for the colonial gaze.
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