Sam, You live Issa Shivji

I come not to mourn you, Comrade. I'll shed no tear, my friend. I refuse to say 'pole', to say 'sorry'. Why should I? I refuse to bury you. How can I? For you live.           You live in me,           You live in many, across the globe,           Who loved you.           Whose lives you touched,           Whose hearts you cuddled,           Whose minds you tickled. I come to celebrate your living, Comrade. I'll toast to your Ideas, my friend. Over a glass of sahara, and a plate of 'nyama choma'. In Rose Garden, in Sao Paulo, in New Delhi. I'll sing praises of Sahara,…

Adiós a Sam Moyo, luchador por la justicia social y la igualdad Pablo Gentili

Queridos amigos y amigas, Recibimos la triste noticia de la prematura muerte de Sam Moyo, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de IDEAs y ex presidente del Consejo para el Desarrollo de la Investigación en Ciencias Sociales (CODESRIA), la institución hermana de CLACSO en África. Sam fue un destacado estudioso de la economía política en Zimbabwe. Se encontraba en Nueva Delhi, India, para participar en una conferencia sobre "Cuestiones laborales en el Sur global", cuando el auto en el que viajaba sufrió un grave accidente. Luchó hasta ultimo momento por la vida, pero falleció ayer, 22 de noviembre de 2015. Sus temas…

Sam Moyo (23 September 1954 – 22 November 2015) Antonadia Borges and Marcelo Rosa

In deep sorrow, we inform the sudden and tragic death of Professor Sam Moyo, dear scholar and activist, last Sunday, November 22th. Sam Moyo was in New Delhi, India, where he had just participated in the conference "Labour Questions in the Global South", at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, when he was involved in a fatal car accident. Sam Moyo was born in 1954 in Harare, Zimbabwe; was a fluent speaker of English, Ndebele and Shona; and obtained both his scholars degrees and his political formation between Zimbabwe, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Canada. For the last thirty years, Sam was…

Chimusoro Sam Moyo (1954-2015)

The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers profound condolences to the family, loved ones and colleagues of Sam Moyo, a UKZN Centre for Civil Society (CCS) Honorary Professor who died in New Delhi, India early on Sunday. Moyo, 61, was at the peak of his career, having recently presided over the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (2008-11). He had built up the Harare-based African Institute for Agrarian Studies as a leading site for research and teaching. Moyo was co-supervisor of two UKZN doctoral students studying Zimbabwe's land reform, and was a regular participant in intellectual events in…

A Tribute to Sam Moyo – A giant of agrarian studies Ian Scoones

Professor Sam Moyo, director of the African Institute of Agrarian Studies, and a giant of agrarian studies has died tragically as a result of a car accident in New Delhi. This is a terrible loss for Zimbabwe, Africa and the world. Sam had a massive intellect and a deep knowledge of agrarian issues, especially in Zimbabwe. He argued strongly for land reform throughout his career and was always an advocate for radical alternatives that challenged oppression and exploitation in whatever form. I first got to know Sam in the 1980s, when he was working at the Zimbabwe Institute for Development…

An Ode in Memory of Chimusoro Sam Moyo Bella Matambanadzo

An unimaginable loss has happened. Our phenomenal intellectual pan African giant on land issues, Professor Sam Moyo, has died following injuries sustained during a terrible car accident in New Delhi, India. We are in disbelief. We are waiting for him to come home. We feel ripped apart with pain. We grew up following you in our townships. We nicknamed you Sekuru 'Chimusoro', the one with the very big head. All our parents wanted us to be exactly like you. At the end of every school term, you would come home with a report card full of number ones. Your arms…

In Memory of Sam Moyo (1954-2015) Patrick Bond

"We just received this evening the sad news of the passing away of Professor Sam Moyo, former President of CODESRIA. Sam was in India for a conference and got caught up in a bad car accident and got seriously injured. We've been getting regular updates about his condition all day from our colleagues in Delhi. Unfortunately he didn't survive the serious injuries he sustained. May his soul rest in peace." Sam was from a peasant background and rose to become one of Zimbabwe's – and Africa's – most respected intellectuals. You will all remember him from Hong Kong and Chongqing/Chengdu:…

Remembering Sam Moyo WEN Tiejun

The first heavy snow in the winter of Beijing, With the heartbreaking chill, Came the message of the sudden death of my old friend, Sam Moyo. He seemed to be quietly leaving amidst the fleeting snowflakes… Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong -- his traces were everywhere, Conference halls, villages, classrooms -- his voices echoed around, In my mind, I see his image active in different parts of China, In my heart, I cherish his warm smiles and sharp views. Sam Moyo has departed. Yet, he is still among us.

Sam Moyo (23 September 1954- 22 November 2015)

In deep sorrow we mourn the sudden and untimely death of Sam Moyo, profound scholar and progressive activist, beloved comrade, Member of the Executive Committee of IDEAs. Sam was in New Delhi, India to participate in a conference on "Labour Questions in the Global South" when a car he was travelling in was involved in a terrible accident. Two other friends and colleagues (Marcelo Rosa and Paris Yeros) were injured but Sam was very critically hurt. After a valiant struggle for survival, he passed away in the early hours of 22 November 2015. Sam was much more than a guiding…

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