Casper Andersen

is senior lecturer at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research encompasses the history of ideas, science and technology in imperial and global contexts.


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A pencil for your land

Ngũgĩ and Achebe on colonial public school

Oppressed people who retaliate are up against the privileged and powerful. Fighting back often places them outside the system. But what happens when the suppressors’ tools are turned on themselves? Can a colonial education – the underhand offer of ‘a pencil for land’ — be turned into an emancipatory counter movement?

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