A Perspective from the Global South: Has Western Civilization Passed its Sell-By Date?

Kuyili
4 min readMar 29, 2024
The sun sets on Western Empire

In H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, extraterrestrial tripods descend upon Earth, intent on obliterating indigenous life and terraforming the planet to suit their needs.

For many of us in the Global South, Wells’ science fiction narrative strikes a chord of unsettling familiarity. For Global Southies (the formerly…

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