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By Sam Mbah

ISBN-10: 1884365957

ISBN-13: 9781884365959

African Anarchism covers a variety of issues, together with anarchistic components in conventional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's fiscal and political improvement, the lintering social, political, and monetary results of colonialism, the advance of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a potential technique of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.

African Anarchism covers a variety of subject matters, together with anarchistic components in conventional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's fiscal and political improvement, the lintering social, political, and financial results of colonialism, the advance of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a potential technique of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.

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25 Proceeding from this standpoint, syndicalists aim at using the strike as a means of undermining and eventually overthrowing capitalism, not simply as a means of securing better working conditions and wages. The ultimate expression of the strike as a weapon is the general strike (a total work stoppage in all services and industries), the aim of which is to paralyze the capitalist system. Syndicalists are no less contemptuous of state socialism than anarchists, convinced that it is equivalent to state capitalism, with the state being the sole employer (with the police and army to back up its dictates); because of this, they are also convinced that the lot of the working class will be (and has been) even worse under state socialism than under corporate capitalism.

23 It should be emphasized that the process of penetration and the subsequent incorporation of the different Mrican societies into the world capitalist economy was not an even one, and did not take place simultaneously allover the continent. In the Muslim societies, Islam was an important feature of the incorporation process, as well as a source of resistance to it. On the one hand, Islam provided a source of inspiration for resistance, while on the other it provided a basis for class collaboration between Muslim aristocrats and colonial administrators.

The Igbo generally followed a segmentary pattern of political and social organization. As against large, centralized political units, Igbo society constructed small units, often referred to as "village" political units without kings or chiefs ruling over them or administering their affairs. "In Igbo, each person hails . . ,,16 Among the Igbo, there is a popular saying, "Igbo enwegh Eze," meaning Igbo have no kings. The smallest unit in the segmentary political system was the extended family with a common lineage; several extended families constituted a ward; and many wards foimed a village.

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