In 1970–1971, Guyanese radical historian and anti-colonial activist Walter Rodney gave a series of lectures on the historiography of the Russian Revolution at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Inspired by C. L. R. James’s historical work on the October Revolution, Rodney set out to reveal the parallels between the problems confronting the postcolonial regimes in Ghana and Tanzania, and those that the Bolsheviks faced in building the Soviet state […]
writer & researcher
Kevin Ochieng Okoth is an independent writer and researcher. He holds an MPhil in political theory from University of Oxford, Oxford. In his writings, Okoth focuses on imperialism and twentieth-century anti-colonial struggles. Some recent writings include “Aufstehen’s Populist Revolt: Local Patriotism and the ‘Left-Behind Left’” (2020); “The Flatness of Blackness: Afro-Pessimism and the Erasure of Anti-Colonial Thought” (2020); and “Decolonisation and its Discontents: Rethinking the Cycle of National Liberation” (2021). He is also corresponding editor for Salvage, a bi-annual journal of revolutionary arts and letters. Okoth lives and works in London.