Week 4 – Capitalism & Colonialism II

February 9
Watch documentary in class:

    • Cuba, An African Odyssey (2008)

“From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.”

Short bit of background information on the events of the documentary linked here  (this article is not an option for a reading reflection assignment)

February 11
Read:

    • Robert J.C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction. Required: Introduction & Chs. 1,2,6,7. (Chs. 3-5 recommended)