Is the ideological weaponry of the post-Cold War era currently being forged in the officially-encouraged tide of xenophobia sweeping over the unemployed citizenries of Europe? Or in the “civilized” media’s obsessive “coverage” of orchestrated ethnic wrath in Europe and Africa? And what new strategies can policymakers in Africa possibly devise to combat the steady diet of Western reportage on “Africa the Violent” that routinely reinforces African self-contempt “at home” an throughout the African Diaspora? These and a host of other probing questions are raised by the author of this cogent collection of provocative essays.
Okello Oculi (born 1 January 1942) is a Ugandan novelist, poet, and chronicler of rural African village life. Currently, he is a private political and social consultant based in Abuja, Nigeria. Before that, he served as Professor of Social & Economic Research at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria.