RLC Port Harcourt: Book publication on decolonizing development models

Fidelis Allen, Coordinator of RLC Port Harcourt, Nigeria, co-published a book together with Luke Amadi on the critique of Western models of development. The book was released on January 15, 2022, and is now available for order here.

A New Postcolonial Critique confronts colonial development models to decolonize methodologies, epistemologies, and the history and practice of development in postcolonial African societies and advocate for Afrocentric alternatives. By taking a critical approach and drawing on postcolonial, postmodern, post-developmental, and post-structural theories, the contributors identify and analyze the effects of global inequality, racism, white supremacy, crisis, climate change, increasing environmental insecurity, underdevelopment, chronic diseases, and the vulnerability of the postcolonial societies of the global South. Together, the collection calls for and theorizes a new direction of development that incorporates indigenous-Afrocentric alternatives.