Topic 9

Lenin’s theory of imperialism:

why was Africa colonized and how is it exploited today?


Reading 1: Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism (Lenin)


Reading 2: The Under-Developed Countries

(MWT, South Africa’s Impending Socialist Revolution, Part 3)

Chapter 5The Colonial Revolution

Chapter 6Africa

Chapter 7Southern Africa


Reading 3: A History of Pan-African Revolt, excerpts (CLR James)


Reading 4: Draft Theses on the National and Colonial Questions (Lenin)