Important to be aware of academic colonisation
An interesting discussion during the Africa Days at Dalarna University in Sweden led to a blog text by Holger Weiss, Professor of General History at Åbo Akademi University.
“The difference between ‘African’ and ‘Africa’ reveals the complicated relations between Africa and Europe. The very fact that European universities have master and PhD programs called ‘African Studies’ uncovers a colonial past and approach to the African continent.”
Read his blog post ‘Africa and Europe – two continents, one future’ at the NAI-blog (opens in new window.