An insightful and comprehensive collection of essays on the year’s events, African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions offers in-the-moment comment and analysis as well as informed reflection on the 2011 African uprisings. While the tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have seized the attention of media analysts, the concurrent rebellions in Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, and in other parts of the African continent have gone virtually unnoticed.
The book’s contributing authors include: Charles Abugre, Essam Al-Amin, Massan d’Almeida, Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Horace Campbell, Lila Chouli, Sokari Ekine, Hassan El Ghayesh, Lakhdar Ghettas, Nigel C. Gibson, Adam Hanieh, Konstantina Isidoros, Peter Kenworthy, Sadri Khiari, Mahmood Mamdani, Firoze Manji, Imad Mesdoua, Fatma Naib, Explo Nani-Kofi, J. Oloka-Onyango, Richard Pithouse, Jean-Paul Pougala, Khadija Sharife, Yash Tandon, Melakou Tegegn, Kah Walla.
Firoze Manji is the founder and editor-in chief of Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Press. You are invited to meet and hear Firoze discuss the struggles for democratization in Africa that signal an awakening of the spirit of freedom and justice, after decades of declining living standards, mass unemployment, land dispossessions, and impoverishment of the majority. Firoze will be joined by Bill Fletcher jr for a conversation about international solidarity, drawing links with struggles for freedom and justice in the US as well.