Apr 25, 2021
In this episode we interview Devyn Springer. This is the third episode we’ve recorded over the years with Springer, but the first since the summer of 2018.
Devyn Springer is a cultural worker, community organizer, and independent researcher. They are a member of the Walter Rodney Foundation and the host of the Groundings podcast.
In this episode we revisit some of our discussion from 2017 on Walter Rodney, touching on How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, the dialectic of underdevelopment and development, and the apocalyptic impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the African continent. Devyn also shares insights on key issues facing African peoples today in Africa and across the diaspora. And Josh and Devyn discuss the continued relevance of Springer’s piece from 2017, Does The Western Left Have An Africa Problem? We also revisit concepts of the guerrilla intellectual and the misleadership class. Finally Devyn adds some thoughts on critical struggles for the Pan African Left today, including freeing political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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