The following article appeared in the inaugural issue of Kwanza Jamii, April 2009, under the title "Maendeleo ni Nini?" At the request of some Americans, I translated it into English, and here is the English version.
What is Development? Colonialism Deconstructed
By Dr. Joseph Mbele
The Urban Fly
The concept of development is everywhere, in our personal lives and in the lives of communities and countries in general. We all believe that we need development. If we do not strive to develop, we get pressured in one way or another to do so. Other people try to force development on us. Read more....