Africa in the Colonial Ages of Empire: Slavery, Capitalism, Racism, Colonialism, Decolonization, Independence as Recolonization, and Beyond by Tatah MentanAfrica in the Colonial Ages of Empire: Slavery, Capitalism, Racism, Colonialism, Decolonization, Independence as Recolonization, and Beyond by Tatah Mentan

Africa in the Colonial Ages of Empire: Slavery, Capitalism, Racism, Colonialism, Decolonization…

byTatah Mentan

Paperback | December 16, 2017

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Words like “colonialism” and “empire” were once frowned upon in the U.S. and other Western mainstream media as worn-out left-wing rhetoric that didn’t fit reality. Not anymore! Tatah Mentan observes that a growing chorus of right-wing ideologues, with close ties to the Western administrations’ war-making hawks in NATO, are encouraging Washington and the rest of Europe to take pride in the expansion of their power over people and nations around the globe. Africa in the Colonial Ages of Empire is written from the perspective that the scholarly lives of academics researching on Africa are changing, constantly in flux and increasingly bound to the demands of Western colonial imperialism. This existential situation has forced the continent to morph into a tool in the hands of Colonial Empire. According to Tatah Mentan, the effects of this existential situation of Africa compel serious academic scrutiny. At the same time, inquiry into the African predicament has been changing and evolving within and against the rhythms of this “new normal” of Colonial Empire-Old or New. The author insists that the long and bloody history of imperial conquest that began with the dawn of capitalism needs critical scholarly examination. As Marx wrote in Capital: “The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signaled the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllic proceedings are the chief moment of primitive accumulation.” Africa in the Colonial Ages of Empire is therefore a MUST-READ for faculty, students as well as policy makers alike in the changing dynamics of their profession, be it theoretically, methodologically, or structurally and materially.

Tatah Mentan is an erudite Theodore Lentz Peace and Security Studies Fellow and Professor of Political Science with enormous contributions to knowledge in the global political economy of international relations.
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Title:Africa in the Colonial Ages of Empire: Slavery, Capitalism, Racism, Colonialism, Decolonization…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:506 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.02 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.02 inPublished:December 16, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Prolegomena to the Colonial Ages  of Empire-Old and New
Chapter One: Introduction and Summary
Chapter Two: On Colonial Empire:  Theoretical Situatedness
Part II: Africa in the Old Colonial Age of Empire
Chapter Three: The Cotton Empire of  Slavery, Racism and Resistance
Chapter Four: Africa in the Old Empire  Of Territorial Colonization
Chapter Five: Africa: Legacies of Old  Colonial Age of Empire
Part III: Africa in the New Colonial  Age of Empire
Chapter Six: Africa between Independence  and Neocolonial Age of Empire
Chapter Seven: Africa in the Neoliberal  Colonial Age of Empire
Chapter Eight: Africa in the Colonial  Age of Globalization Empire
Part IV: Back to the Future and Exiting  the Colonial Ages of Empire
Chapter Nine: Reprise, Summary, and Conclusion
Chapter Ten: Which Way Africa-Towards  Africa-Exit from Colonial Empire?