A four-part open lecture series with Journalist and Author Jeff Pierce that is derived from his new book; The Gifts of Africa: How the Continent Changed Itself and Changed the World. A series that provides a comprehensive understanding of how Africa’s cultural and intellectual legacy is marginalised and buried. An expose of bad actors in academia, the aid sector, and policy institutions who push a neo-colonialist agenda.
Introducing The Gifts of Africa. Africa’s great civilizations and the pattern of knowledge production, development, and cultural momentum.
The “Frobenius Effect” – how Africa’s intellectual and cultural legacy gets marginalised, i.e Martin Bernal’s work vs. Diop
Somalia’s early democracy and Botswana’s economic miracle. How the history vacuum impacts Western news coverage of Africa.
Incompetence and corruption on the part of Amnesty, HRW, and the UN. How international agencies and political actors push a neo-colonialist agenda.