Africa

The ‘After­lives’ of Deve­lo­p­ment Inter­ven­tions: ‘Failure’ as an Opportunity

Ambitious and well planned development projects fail for various reasons. The afterlife of such "interventions" receives little attention. But local communities try to make sense of the remains in the form of rumours and stories. A plea for listening.

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Deco­lo­ni­zing France – the Négritude’s radicalness

Léopold Sédar Senghor and Aimé Césaire are important founding fathers of Négritude, a literary and political movement opposing the exoticization of Africa. With their philosophical project, they aimed at liberating colonial and colonized thinking – in Africa and in Europe.