Walter Rodney Quote

The resourcefulness of West African market women is well known, but it was put to petty purposes. The problem posed to capitalists and workers in Europe while making insecticide from African pyrethrum was one requiring that resourcefulness be expressed in a technical direction. But the problem posed to an African market woman by the necessity to make a penny more profit on every tin of imported sardines was resolved sometimes by a little more vigor, sometimes by a touch of dishonesty, and sometimes by resort to juju.


p. 365. - How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972)

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The resourcefulness of West African market women is well known, but it was put to petty purposes. The problem posed to capitalists and workers in...

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The resourcefulness of West African market women is well known, but it was put to petty purposes. The problem posed to capitalists and workers in...

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The resourcefulness of West African market women is well known, but it was put to petty purposes. The problem posed to capitalists and workers in...

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The resourcefulness of West African market women is well known, but it was put to petty purposes. The problem posed to capitalists and workers in...