At the risk of looking back too much and continuing to stumble, this star studded reflection on Walter Rodney is what most would welcome. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, Rodney like Fanon and a host of them would always exercise a hold on the majority and the organic elements.
This is simply because the issues they raised are still unresolved. Or, are just not being addressed with the urgency they deserve, both by those who are most guilty and those who are guilty by association – the post colonial elite.
The assumption is that the proceedings of this particular reflection would somehow become available for organisational reflections, where such organisations exist, particularly in Africa.
The tragedy is that those who should have been reading How Europe Underdeveloped Africa or The Wretched of the Earth are more knowledgeable about shows such as BigBrotherNaija! The paradox is that these texts are certainly better taught/better read and even better acted upon in Europe, Australia and parts of North America than anywhere in Africa.
The University of West Indies is to be commended!