✓ The Trial of Christopher Okigbo || Á PDF Read by Ç Ali A. Mazrui

  • Title: The Trial of Christopher Okigbo
  • Author: Ali A. Mazrui
  • ISBN: 9780435900977
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover

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    Ali A. Mazrui
    Ali Al amin Mazrui is an academic and political writer on African and Islamic studies and North South relations He is an Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.Mazrui obtained his B.A with Distinction from Manchester University in Great Britain in 1960, his M.A from Columbia University in New York in 1961, and his doctorate DPhil from Oxford University Nuffield College in 1966.Upon completing his education at Oxford University, Mazrui joined the faculty of Makerere University Kampala, Uganda , where he served as head of the Department of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences He served at Makerere University until 1973, when he was forced into exile by Idi Amin In 1974, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as professor and later was appointed the Director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies 1978 1981 In 1989, he was appointed to the faculty of Binghamton University, State University of New York as the Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies IGCS.Mazrui s research interests include African politics, international political culture, political Islam and North South relations He is author or co author of than twenty books Mazrui has also published hundreds of articles in major scholastic journals and for public media He has also served on the editorial boards of than twenty international scholarly journals.He first rose to prominence as a critic of some of the accepted orthodoxies of African intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s He was critical of to African socialism and all strains of Marxism He argued that communism was a Western import just as unsuited for the African condition as the earlier colonial attempts to install European type governments He argued that a revised liberalism could help the continent and described himself as a proponent of a unique ideology of African liberalism.At the same time he was a prominent critic of the current world order He believed the current capitalist system was deeply exploitative of Africa, and that the West rarely if ever lived up to their liberal ideals He has opposed Western interventions in the developing world, such as the Iraq War He has also long been a critic of Israel s policies, being one of the first to try and link the treatment of Palestinians with South Africa s apartheid.Especially in recent years, Mazrui has also become a well known commentator on Islam and Islamism While utterly rejecting violence and terrorism Mazrui has praised some of the anti imperialist sentiment that plays an important role in modern Islamic fundamentalism He has also argued that sharia law is not incompatible with democracy.In addition to his written work, Dr Mazrui was also the creator of the television series The Africans A Triple Heritage, which was jointly produced by the BBC and the Public Broadcasting Service WETA, Washington in association with the Nigerian Television Authority A book by the same title was jointly published by BBC Publications and Little, Brown and Company.


    Really interesting discourse on society, art, war though weighed down by the systemic misogyny.

    This novel was an essay disguised by a few plot elements and a little imagery. I didn't like how women were portrayed and the idea of the Hereafter had many inherent problems. For example: what about immigrants? Where did they go after death? How were mates chosen? Did women also attain immortalityHamisi's fate annoyed me, and the whole romance element was a paltry attempt at adding flavor to what was essentially an elaborate essay.

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