Firoze Manji


Firoze Manji is a Kenyan activist with more than 40 years’ experience in international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is the recipient of the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. 

He is the publisher of Daraja Press presenter of podcasting series Organising in the time of COVID-19; Adjunct Professor in the Institute for African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Senior Researcher at the Global Centre for Advance Studies. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Press. 

He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and authored and edited a range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, on China’s role in Africa, on the uprisings in Africa and an anthology on Amilcar Cabral. He is co-editor, with Sokari Ekine, of African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions and co-editor with Bill Fletcher Jr, of Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral. He has authored chapters in several books, including Culture, Power and Resistance: reflections on the ideas of Amilcar Cabral in the State of Power 2017 published by the Transnational Institute; and: “Emancipation, freedom or taxonomy? What does it mean to be African?” in Racism After Apartheid (Wits University Press), 2019.