The African Journal of Governance and Development is a multidisciplinary publication that seeks to bring academic researchers from beyond territorial and regional boundaries to share scientific knowledge focused on the interface of governance and development.The journal aims at providing space for sharing and debating issues of social, political and economic development not only for academic consumption, but also for policy consideration. The journal publishes on a biannual basis and is peer reviewed.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Betty Mubangizi
Online ISSN: 2616-9045
Print ISSN: 2218-5615
Vol 7 No 1 (2018): Don’t look where you fell; look where you slipped. An African proverb
A lot is written about colonialism. Its scars are engraved in the memories, histories, geographies,sciences, arts, politics, institutions and architecture of the colonized, and protrude into the conditions and standards of living of the people who endured it. Africans bore the worst brunt. With its panopticon mechanism, disjointed doses of knowledge to ensure subservience, couched with force and brutality to guarantee subjugation, the people were subdued and succumbed. Histories were silenced and muted for convenience, and dehistoricisation was employed to justify the ‘conquest’ and booty.