An instant classic on settler colonialism as a global formation that shapes the present: Mahmood Mamdani, ‘Settler Colonialism: Then and Now’, Critical Inquiry, 41, 3, 2015, pp.
Excerpt: For students of settler colonialism in the modern era, Africa and America represent two polar opposites. Africa is the continent where settler colonialism has been defeated; America is where settler colonialism triumphed. My interest in this essay is the American discourse on the making of America. My ambition is to do this from an African vantage point.
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