Mazrui and Barkan: a tribute – Journal of Contemporary African Studies – from Makau Mutua

Regular readers will remember my fondness for the late Joel Barkan with whom I shared some history with the 2007 Kenyan election tragedy, and to whom, along with Peter Oriare, I have dedicated my “War for History” series here.  Professor Makua Mutua has written an astute and moving tribute to Joel and to Ali Mazrui as African Studies leaders who passed away in 2014 to leave a hugely consequential legacy. Without further ado, please read:

Mazrui and Barkan–A Tribute

 Here is my Joel Barkan Tribute from 2014.

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American lawyer who took leave from career and moved family to Nairobi for a year to "help" with democratic development. After stolen '07 election in Kenya and violent aftermath have tried to bring out truth of events for those who care in hope we can improve.

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