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January 20 Seminar: Chielozona Eze

HATE YOUR ENEMY: THE ANATOMY OF RESENTMENT IN AFRICA’S CULTURAL RESISTANCE TO THE WEST

It is common knowledge that the relationship between Africa and the West has been marked on the one hand, by exploitation and on the other by resistance to this. Africa’s resistance to the West has, in many instances muted into resentment that has in turn created some forms of moral delusions, and cultural relativisms. There is a parallel between African-American resentment of the dominant Anglo-Saxon culture and African resentment of European culture. To some degree, the one has influenced the other, and this has had tremendous effects on Africa’s perception of culture as homogenous whole.

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