Week 1, Charting the Aftermath, Sugirtharajah

October 1, 2007

Sugiritharajah provides a helpful overview of postcolonialim. In particular, I appreciated Sugiritharajah’s statement that “the crucial question is not where theories originate or who owns them but whether they have diagnostic capabilities to promote the cause of the margninalized. (10)” Further, his retelling of parts of the story depicted in Africa Answers Back about a the relationship between a white missionary, Hubert, and an African mission-school student, Mujungu speaks poinantly to the topic, particularly as it relates to the the study of Christian missions.

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