Studies in National and International Development


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After the apocalypse: decolonization and reparations

Date: Thursday November 30, 2017
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speakers: Molly Kane and Firoze Manji

Firoze Manji will speak about the process of dehumanisation associated with colonization and developmentalism, and the creative potentials of emancipatory struggles.

Molly Kane will discuss how reparations and solidarity are fundamental to our ‘post-apocalyptic’ world.

Firoze Manji

Firoze Manji is a Kenyan activist with more than 40 years’ experience in international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is the publisher of Daraja Press (, and founder and former editor-in-chief of the pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News ( and Pambazuka Press ( He is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies ( and Visiting Researcher at the Unit for Humanities at the University of Rhodes (UHURU), South Africa ( He is co-editor, with Sokari Ekine, of African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions and co-editor with Bill Fletcher Jr, of Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. He has authored chapters in several books, including most recently Culture, Power and Resistance: reflections on the ideas of Amilcar Cabral in the State of Power 2017.


Molly KaneMolly Kane has over thirty years’ experience in the field of social justice, human rights and international cooperation. She was Executive Director of the Canadian social justice organization, Inter Pares, from 1996 to 2009.  She was a visiting adjunct assistant professor in the department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in 2005.   She has worked with ETC Group, Pambazuka News, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, AWID (Association for Women's Rights in Development), Spring Strategies, and Entraide missionnaire. Since 2011 she has been a researcher in residence at CIRDIS – UQAM, (Centre International de recherche en développement international et société, Université du Québec à Montréal, with their Observatoire sur la coopération internationale) and a member of the Board of Directors of Aid Watch Canada. Her recent publications include: ‘International NGOs and the Aid Industry: constraints on international solidarity’ Third World Quarterly 34 (8) 2013 and ‘Canada and the Third World: Development Aid’ in Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories.