On June 27th, I am hosting a conversation on Decolonising Development alongside London International Development Network, LSE International Development Society (DESTIN) and Tobi Ijitoye.
Decolonising Development is a big question. It is overwhelming in the breadth of areas it covers and the implications for our work as development practitioners. Below is a small list of resources which I find to be useful provocations on the topic of decolonising development.
I appreciate that citing works which are a)published b)in English c) available on the Internet excludes works outside these categories. Nevertheless, we start somewhere and this is where I need your help 🙂 If there is a resource, researcher, blogger, artist whom you feel should be on this list, please drop a comment and I will add 🙂 or tweet me @Marion_AO
Decolonising Development Reading List
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature
Gayatri Spivak – Can the Subaltern Speak?
Dambisa Moyo – Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
Mawuna Remarque Koutonin – Why are white people expats when the rest of us are migrants?
Afef Benessaieh – Global Civil Society: Speaking in Northern Tongues?
Edward Said – Orientalism
Frantz Fanon – The Wretched of the Earth
Dorian O. Burton, Brian C.B. Barnes – Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice
Xiaoyun Li – Whose Knowledge? The Challenges for North-South development co-operation
Liepollo Lebohang – Colonialism, Development Co-operation and MDGs in Africa
Lauret Savoy – Trace
Courtney Martin – The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems
Allison Yates – ‘White Fragility Training’ for International Volunteer Trips?
Ross Coggins – The Development Set (poem)
Also check out:
The Alternative Reading List Project