Lessons to Africa from Africa: Reclaiming Early Post-independence Progressive Policies
Case studies from across the continent detail African development alternatives formulated in areas across development planning, finance, industrialization and more, re-examined for today through a feminist lens.
Watch clips from the virtual launch and celebration of our research collection on policy alternatives from the revolutionary governments of early post-independence Africa.
Learn more about the working group, advisors, researchers, and secretariat behind the Post-Colonialisms Today project.
Why Post-Colonialisms Today
Hear from Post-Colonialisms Today, advisors, and researchers on why and how the insights from this era can act as a powerful starting point for confronting neoliberalism on the continent.Watch
Lessons from Africa’s past for COVID-19
How COVID-19 and other crises necessitates Africa’s structural transformation; highlighting lessons from the post-independence era.Read here
Reclaiming Africa’s early post-independence history
The task is to recapture progressive thought and policies from post-independence Africa for our times.Read here
Unfinished Liberatory Agendas
Explore the unfinished post-independence projects of Nkrumah and Nyerere, and lessons they pose for the contemporary moment.Read Here
Food and the Struggle for Africa's Sovereignty
Discussing the quest for food sovereignty in post-independence Africa, and its relevance today when the continent’s main source of food is imports.Read Here
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Initial Researchers Meeting
Post-Colonialisms Today researchers came together for the first time to discuss the launch of the research phase for the PCT project.Read here
Culminating a two- year research process, Post-Colonialisms Today members gathered to discuss the formation and launch of the advocacy phase of the project.Read Here
Confronting the COVID-19 Crisis
Members of Post-Colonialisms Today discuss how the COVID-19 crisis in Africa has further exacerbated structural issues caused by colonialism and neoliberalism.Read Here
Natural Resource Sovereignty
This virtual event analyzed the roots of primary commodity export dependence, offering cross-cutting lessons from the post-independence era on policy approaches to confront it.Click Here
Publication Launch: Lessons from Africa to Africa
The launch spoke to the goal of the collection—to build African policy alternatives to neoliberalism.
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Legacy of the Post-Independence Era in Egypt
Massive changes to Egypt's economy and society under Nasser still echo today.Watch here
Why Post-Colonialisms Today?
Hear from the project's Working Group, advisors, and researchers on why and how the insights from this era can act as a powerful starting point for confronting neoliberalism on the continent.Watch here
Monetary Policy for Development, During and Beyond Crisis
Offers lessons on progressive monetary policy today, employing research on post-independence Tunisia.Click Here
The Role of Central Planning in Development Today
Hear about policies in post-independence Ghana and Tanzania that tackled questions of financing development, meeting the needs of the working class, & transforming the structure of African economies.
Post-Independence Conceptions of Sovereignty
Provides insight on the multiple conceptions of sovereignty in the post-independence era.Click Here