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Professor Monwabisi Archbald Mafeje was born on 28 March in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He grew up in an academic. In May of the UCT Council approved the appointment, unanimously, of Archie Mafeje to the role of senior lecturer in social anthropology. In Search of an Alternative: A Collection of Essays on Revolutionary Theory and Politics. $ Paperback. Books by Archie Mafeje. Showing 5 Results Books .

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Professor Archie Mafeje completed his undergraduate studies and began his career as a scholar at UCT. Forced into exile, he moved to the UK, where he obtained a PhD in anthropology and rural sociology from Cambridge University in Inat the archje of 34, he was appointed professor of anthropology and sociology of development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague arxhie an Act of Parliament and with the approval of all the Dutch universities, becoming the first African scholar to be so distinguished in The Netherlands.


With that came the honour of being named a Queen Juliana Professor and one of her Adchie. His name appears in the prestigious blue pages of the Dutch National Directorate.

From to he was head of the Sociology Department at the University mafee Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, before moving to The Hague as a visiting professor of social anthropology of development and chairperson of the Rural Development, Urban Development and Labour Studies Programme at the Institute of Social Studies from to It was here that he met his wife and lifelong companion, the Egyptian scholar and activist Dr Shahida El Baz.

Inhe joined the American University in Cairo as professor of sociology. Thereafter, he took up the post of professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia from to Mafeje was also a senior fellow and visiting or guest professor at several other universities and research institutions in Africa, Europe and North America.


He is the author of many books, monographs and journal articles.

His critique of the concept of tribalism and his works on anthropology are widely cited as key reference materials. He also did pathbreaking work on the land and agrarian question in Africa.

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