Criticism, analysis and new writing. On the Left. Founded and edited by @_SeanJacobs. Insta and FB: @africasacountry. Published by @jacobinmag.
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The people of Honduras have spoken. Congratulations to new President Xiomara Castro. Her husband, Manuel Zelaya, a leftist was deposed in a 2009 coup orchestrated by the country's rightwing pols and supported by the U.S. government.
On September 11, 1977, Steve Biko was loaded into the back of a police van after he had been arrested, interrogated and beaten by Apartheid police. The next day he was dead. When the white Minister of Justice was asked about it, he said: "It leaves me cold."
Chinua Achebe: " ... I do not believe that black people should invent a great fictitious past in order to justify their human existence and dignity today."
Egyptian feminist writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi, 89, has passed away. She was a Marxist and a feminist. She once said that Muslim feminist reformers makes the west feel good and underwrite a "capitalist patriarchal elite class” at the root of women’s oppression in MENA.