The incomplete struggle for self-determination.

“When people put up statues of Mandela, for many the only African politician they know, he resembles a symbol of the fight for freedom and self-determination. The statutes and words of praise, invitations and speeches later came easier than open support in the years where it was most needed. That important political players were supporting Apartheid over many decades is however historical fact.”

“The struggle for self-determination is certainly not over. But in the end it is not just a battle at home, but part of the obligation for democratic accountability and ethical industrial behaviour wherever we live, including how we make politicians and industry accountable in how we choose or vote.”

Rastafarianism as Political Youth Culture in Freetown, Sierra Leone

An archive find.  This was my 1995 BA Dissertation from SOAS, University of London, which included field research in Freetown, Sierra Leone.. I finally managed to upload it. The dissertation … Continue reading Rastafarianism as Political Youth Culture in Freetown, Sierra Leone