From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?: Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices by Artwell NhemachenaFrom African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?: Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices by Artwell Nhemachena

From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?: Robert Gabriel Mugabe…

byArtwell Nhemachena, Tapiwa Victor Warikandwa

Paperback | April 22, 2019

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Tracing recent bouts of globalised Mugabephobia to Robert Mugabe’s refusal to be neoimperially penetrated, this book juxtaposes economic liberalisation with the mounting liberalisation of African orifices. Reading land repossession and economic structural adjustment programmes together with what they call neoimperial structural adjustment of African orifices, the authors argue that there has been liberalisation of African orifices in a context where Africans are ironically prevented from repossessing their material resources. Juxtaposing recent bouts of Mugabephobia with discourses on homophobia, the book asks why empire prefers liberalising African orifices rather than attending to African demands for restitution, restoration and reparations. Noting that empire opposes African sovereignty, autonomy, and centralisation of power while paradoxically promoting transnational corporations’ centralisation of power over African economies, the book challenges contemporary discourses about shared sovereignty, distributed governance, heterarchy, heteronomy and onticology. Arguing that colonialists similarly denied Africans of their human essence, the tome problematises queer sexualities, homosexuality, ecosexuality, cybersexuality and humanoid robotic sexuality all of which complicate supposedly fundamental distinctions between human beings and animals and machines.

Provocatively questioning queer sexuality and liberalised orifices that serve to divert African attention from the more serious unfinished business of repossessing material resources, the book insightfully compares Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Thomas Sankara and Julius Kambarage Nyerere who emphasised the imperatives of African autonomy, ownership, control and sovereignty over natural resources. Observing Africans’ interest in repossessing ownership and control over their resources, the book wonders why so much, queer, international attention is focused on foisting queer sexuality while downplaying more burning issues of resource repossession, human dignity, equality and equity craved by Africans for whom life is not confined to sexuality. With insights for scholars in sociology, development studies, law, politics, African studies, anthropology, transformation, decolonisation and decoloniality, the book argues that liberal democracy is a façade in a world that is actually ruled through criminocracy.

Artwell Nhemachena holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. He has lectured at a number of universities in Zimbabwe. He lectures in Sociology at the University of Namibia. His research interests include knowledge production, relational ontologies, and decoloniality. He is a laureate and active member of CODE...
Title:From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?: Robert Gabriel Mugabe…Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.97 inPublished:April 22, 2019Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956550566

ISBN - 13:9789956550562


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the  Global Criminocracy in the Age of Criminalocene:  Theorising Imperial Fascination with Liberalising  African Orifices – An Introduction

Chapter Two: Enjoying Queer Sex but Forgetting to Repossess African Land? Between Land  and the Orifices in Zimbabwe

Chapter Three: The Queer Theory and Depictions of Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s Views on the Zimbabwean Land Issue in Some Selected Literary Narratives vis-à-vis the (In)famous 2002  Johannesburg Earth Summit Address

Chapter Four: Implementing an Indigenous  Approach to Development in Neo-liberalism  Teeming Africa: Robert Mugabe as a  Contemporary Prototype of Thomas Sankara

Chapter Five: Robert Gabriel Mugabe:  An African Liberation Theologian?

Chapter Six: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean  National Identity and Sovereignty:  Interrogating the Euro-American  Human Rights Hypocrisy in Africa

Chapter Seven: Indigenisation of Economies in Zimbabwe: Is it Possible with Queered Identities?

Chapter Eight: Sharpening the Minds of  Opponents in Opposition Movements?  Robert Mugabe’s Education Policies in Zimbabwe

Chapter Nine: Robert Gabriel Mugabe,  the Zimbabwe Liberation Struggle and the  Resilience of Colonialism in Africa

Chapter Ten: Elephants in the Same Room:  Interfacing Robert Mugabe & “Civil” Society  Organisations in Zimbabwe

Chapter Eleven: Youths without Pasts,  Presents and Futures: African Youths and the  Resilient (Neo)colonial Dispossession

Chapter Twelve: Advancing African  Interests and Survival? Robert Mugabe’s Messianic  Role at the United Nations

Chapter Thirteen: Robert Mugabe, the Military  ‘Uncaged’ and the November 2017 ‘Coup-not-Coup’

Chapter Fourteen: ‘To Plan is to Choose’:  Navigating Julius Nyerere’s  Economic and Political Thoughts, 1961 – 1980s

Chapter Fifteen: Disclosure in the  Extractive Industries of Tanzania:  Drawing Lessons from Mwalimu Julius  Nyerere’s Perspective on Transparency  and Accountability

Chapter Sixteen: Julius Nyerere’s Perspectives  on Natural Resources: A Reflection on the  Desired Development Trajectory of  Industrialisation in Tanzania

Chapter Seventeen: Interpreting Transitology  from Transitional Justice, Decolonisation  and Democratisation Perspective:  An African Legal Anthropology Viewpoint