Sally Matthews

“We need to recognise that our attempts to produce alternative approaches are always going to be tied up with, implicated in and affected by the discourses we resist. There is no neat ‘alternative to development’ which stands entirely apart from development and there can be no African form of development that is purely, entirely and exclusively African. This does not mean that alternatives cannot or should not be articulated, but we need to think carefully about what it means to acknowledge that these alternatives emerge through engagement with what exists and are thus not completely new or completely different.”