Speaking Truth to Power : Selected Pan-African Postcards, Paperback by Abdul-Raheem, Tajudeen; Biney, AMA (COM); Olukoshi, Adebayo (COM), ISBN 1906387850, ISBN-13 9781906387853, Brand New, Free shipping in the US
The untimely death of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem in 2009 on African Liberation Day stunned the Pan-African world. This lively selection of his weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was and his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and offers a legacy of political, social, and cultural thought from his determination to speak truth to power. Showcasing the author’s exceptional ability to express complex ideas in an engaging manner, this book presents his philosophy on diverse but intersecting themes: his fundamental respect for the capabilities, potential, and contribution of women in transforming Africa; penetrating truths directed at African politicians and their conduct; and deliberations on the institutional progress towards African Union. He reflects on culture and emphasizes the commonalities of African people. Also represented are his denunciations of international financial institutions, the G8 and NGOs in Africa, with incisive analysis of imperialism’s manifestations and impact on the lives of African people, and his passion for eliminating poverty in Africa.