The review of African studies faces calls to retract a recent article by two white Africanists who promote "self -ethnography" or an investigation that incorporates personal experiences themselves.

"We are amazed at that document, which presents, which presents irresponsible and unusual methods of collection of data in African communities in the name of decolonization, approved by the editorial and peer review and was published," he says An open letter to the magazine written by Seven Scholars of African Heritage and signed by approximately 1,000 supporters, mainly academics. “This document is written for a global northern audience while deleting and appropriates African erudition and reduces African peoples to native informants. Odious tropes propaga that have affected the field of African studies both through methodology and pedagogy and the 'Savior del Blanco' and 'borderism' ".

beyond retraction, Letters writers want to know why the article was the article published in the first place: “We are concerned what this means for African studies as a field if such a 'decolonial scholarship is rewarded.” This, again, points to a process of a process of Defective paid review that does not deliver the rigor that should. The differential treatment raises the question: 'Who are our "pairs" in the revision of peers?' "

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