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Inocência Mata Inocência Mata from Lisbon, Portugal wrote on 13th April 2020 at 2:33 pm:
Immortality in the words that came out of your pen, Professor Thandika Mkandawire!

From you, Professor Thandika Mkandawire, I will always keep and visit the words through which I learned that thinking on Africa is not transferring knowledge, but creating the possibilities for the real production and the construction of knowledge on and from Africa.
Prof Mohammed Bello Yunusa Prof Mohammed Bello Yunusa from Zaria wrote on 12th April 2020 at 12:24 pm:
He lived a life, impacted on Communities and achieved himself. My condolences to CODESRIA, his country, family and loved ones. Adiu Thandika!
Brahim ELMORCHID Brahim ELMORCHID from Marrakech wrote on 11th April 2020 at 10:28 pm:
C’est avec une grande tristesse et une profonde émotion que j’ai appris le décès de Thandika. L’Afrique vient de perdre l’un de ses grands économistes et intellectuels visionnaires. Il faisait partie de cette minorité des grands chercheurs engagés, pragmatiques et pleins d’énergie ; un homme particulièrement sympathique.
En cette douloureuse circonstance, je présente mes sincères condoléances à sa petite famille, au CODESRIA et à toute la communauté des chercheurs en Afrique.
B. Elmorchid, Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech
José Mvuezolo Bazonzi José Mvuezolo Bazonzi from Kinshasa wrote on 10th April 2020 at 11:36 pm:
J'adresse mes sincères condoléances à la famille biologique et aux proches de feu le Professeur Thandika Mkandawire.
J'ai été particulièrement touché par la disparition du Professeur TM ... J'ai eu l'honneur de le rencontrer pour la première fois, et d'une heureuse manière, à Lusaka, à l'University of Zambia (UNIZA) en 2008 lors de la Conférence Guy Mhone organisée par le CODESRIA. En effet, j'étais l'un des 3 lauréats du prestigieux prix africain Guy Mhone, (du nom d'un autre brillant économiste qui nous déjà quitté hélas !). Encore jeune Assistant, j'avais beaucoup d'admiration pour nos aînés du CODESRIA (nos "héros scientifiques"), et j'étais donc fier de recevoir le prix Guy Mhone des mains de l'un de ces baobabs scientifiques ... C'était en présence du Professeur Adebayo Olukoshi, alors Secrétaire Exécutif du CODESRIA. Et je m'en souviens encore ... comme si c'était hier... Et le Prof. Thandika Mkandawire a lancé une petite boutade : "Eh mon ami, on va partager ça !" [et en français, lui qui était anglophone]. Et nous trois, nous nous sommes mis à rire pendant quelques instants; puis les Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi a lancé à son tour: "c'est pour encourager les jeunes chercheurs !" Et finalement, lui d'ajouter: "Oui, mon ami, il ne faut pas tout bouffer, il faut acheter des livres !"
Son passage au CODESRIA, à l'UNRISD et à la LSE ainsi que son acuité intellectuelle nous auront beaucoup marqué et édifié: tu laisses une oeuvre monumentale. Je suis fier de toi, oh que dis-je, nous sommes fiers de toi, cher Maître. Reposes en paix !
Prof. José Mvuezolo Bazonzi, Sociologue, Université de Kinshasa, RDC
Colman Msoka Colman Msoka from Dar EsSalaam wrote on 10th April 2020 at 5:13 am:
Again, this is a loss to all Pan Africanists.... Baobabs are falling and the land is becoming empty. Prof. TM spoke at the UDSM and I was inspired by his deep recollection of the trajectory of young scholars who were emerging immediately after independence in Africa. Those who were sitting in the monumental hall of the UDSM- Nkrumah, will recall this very well. indeed, he challenged how non Africans see Africans and their struggles, encouraged Africans to organize, and emerging young scholars to remain in their course unwavering. . We will miss you Prof. TM

What Thandika Mkandawire taught me about African development - by Teniola Tayo

I first heard Thandika Mkandawire’s name from my friend, Vivian, a fireball Tanzanian woman who shows more daring…
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In Memoriam | Thandika Mkandawire

In Memoriam: Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020) Development Economist, Pan-Africanist and Mentor Thandika Mkandawire, who passed away in Stockholm on…
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SE SOUVENIR DE THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE PAR LA CHRONIQUEUSE DE SENEPLUS, RAMA SALLA DIENG

Entretien pour la revue Roape avec le directeur de l’IDEA, Adebayo Olukoshi, sur la contribution de l’économiste malawite…
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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) conveys condolences on the passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Pretoria, Wednesday 1 April 2020 – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) extends it condolences to the family,…
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Prof. Thandika Mkandawire’s Remarks at the 15th CODESRIA General Assembly

Thandika Mkandawire has passed on!

It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa, CODESRIA, announces the passing away of Professor Thandika Mkandawire on March 27, 2020. Thandika as he was fondly known was a brilliant economist and prodigious scholar whose works on African political economy challenged dominant ways of seeing the African continent on a wide range of issues that included structural adjustment and economic reform, democratic politics, neopatrimonialism and  insurgent violence. Thandika was a very dedicated member of CODESRIA. He led the Council as its Executive Secretary from 1985 to 1996 and continued to play important roles in the life of the organization after moving on to head UNRISD and later taking on a distinguished professorship at the London School of Economics. From 2015-2016, he led the internal review of CODESRIA’s governance and membership whose recommendations underpin an ambitious process of reform that the Council is undertaking. On April 11-13, 2016 CODESRIA organized a conference in Lilongwe, Malawi with the theme “Thinking African, Epistemological Issues: Celebrating the Life and Work of Thandika Mkandawire” in his honor. Thandika will be sorely missed by the CODESRIA community and the entire African social science community. His brilliance was matched by his humility, wit and willingness to mentor new generations of scholars. CODESRIA extends its sincere condolences to Thandika’s family. CODESRIA will announce its plans for celebrating the life and ideas of Thandika in the days ahead. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Africa Beyond Recovery

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Reflections of an Engaged Economist: An Interview with Thandika Mkandawire

Below is a link to an interview that our colleague Kate Meagher conducted with the late Prof. Thandika Mkandawire.  The interview was published under the title “Reflections of an Engaged Economist: An Interview with Thandika Mkandawire,” in Development and Change, vol. 50 no. 2, 2019, pp. 511-541. More…

THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE LE BOSS – Par Mamadou Diouf

Je n’aime pas les oraisons funèbres. Elles annoncent, avec brutalité et désespoir, la disparition d’un être cher qui a marqué son temps et laissé une marque. Elles s’évertuent à tracer une histoire, exhumer une contribution remarquable, pour attester de sa clôture, même si l’on clame la continuité. Nonobstant nos efforts, l’oraison funèbre signale la mort ; elle enterre la personne pour n’en laisser qu’une trace et obturer une vie.  More…

Thandika Mkandawire the Boss – By Mamadou Diouf

I do not like funeral orations. They announce, with brutality and despair, the disappearance of a loved one who has marked his time and left a mark. They strive to tell a story, to unearth a remarkable contribution, to bear witness to its closure, even if we claim continuity. Notwithstanding our efforts, funeral orations signal death; they bury a person and leave only a trace and seal a life.  More…