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“How Africa Was Demonized in Western Media”: Book Talk with Milton Allimadi

October 23, 2021 @ 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Join us for the book launch ofManufacturing Hate: How Africa Was Demonized in Western Media.” This is groundbreaking 130 page book is eminently readable and packed with information that looks into the genesis of colonialism, slavery and racism/white supremacy.

Author Milton Allimadi traces the history of the demonization of Africa in Western media, books, newspapers, and periodicals from the 17th century to the present, taking the reader on a sweeping journey, critiquing the so-called “journals” of the European trespassers who traveled to Africa beginning in the 17th century, “discovered” and arrogantly renamed lakes, rivers, mountains, and even countries that already had African names.

The early European travelers were agents of imperialism. They mapped out Africa for the later colonial conquest. Their “journals” demonized Africans in order to justify conquest, colonization, and exploitation of Africa—the people and the resources—under the false narrative of “civilizing” Africa. This “civilizing” mission was carried out by genocidal killings. An estimated 10 million Africans perished in Congo (former Zaire) alone while King Leopold II of Belgium enriched himself by plundering the resources.

Author Milton Allimadi is the publisher of The Black Star News, a New York City-based multi-media company. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia and Adjunct Professor of History of John-Jay college of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Discussants:
Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include “The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People’s History” (2002) and “Patrice Lumumba” (2014).
Professor Nisrin Elamin, Assistant Professor of International Studies, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.
Mamadou Niang, Journalist, international television producer. Founder and Managing Editor of NextMedia.tv, a full-service broadcast television, and video production company

Sponsors: Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), United African Congress (UAC), Give Them a Hand Foundation, NextMedia, and The Black Star News

Register for Zoom link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcumgqzMuE9y6xnn5MJZAn6T2e8s07K6n
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