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About Peter Michael Karibe Mendy

Peter Karibe Mendy is Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Rhode Island College, with a doctorate in Political Science and African Studies from the University of Birmingham, England. He has numerous publications on the colonial and post-colonial history and politics of Guinea-Bissau, including Colonialismo Português em Africa: A Tradiçăo da Resistência na Guiné-Bissau, 1879-1959 (Bissau: Ediçöes INEP, 1994); “The Emergence of Political Pluralism in Guinea-Bissau,” in F. Koudawo and Peter Karibe Mendy, eds., Pluralisme Politique en Guinée-Bissau (Bissau: Ediçoes INEP, 1997); “Portugal’s ‘Civilizing Mission’ in Colonial Guinea-Bissau: Rhetoric and Reality,” The International Journal of African Historical Studies (36, 1: 35-58); “Amilcar Cabral and the Liberation of Guinea-Bissau: context, challenges and lessons for effective African leadership,” in Carlos Lopes (ed.), Africa’s Contemporary Challenges: The Legacies of Amilcar Cabral (London and New York: Routledge, 2010); and “The 2005 Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau: Challenged Democratization in a Precarious State,” in Abdoulaye Saine, Matt Houngnikpo & Boubacar N’Diaye (eds.) Elections and Democratization in West Africa, 1990-2009 (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2011). Dr Mendy was Director of Guinea-Bissau’s leading social science research institute, INEP (Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa), from 1994 to 1998, having served as deputy director since 1991. He also worked in Senegal as Consultant for the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), and in Angola as Policy Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dr Mendy is currently a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Amilcar Cabral Institute of Economic and Political Research in London, England, and Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.

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