African intellectuals and decolonization
- Athens : Ohio University Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 183 p. ; 22 cm.
- Research in international studies. Africa series ; no. 90.
- Creary, Nicholas M.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I: representation and retrospection We need a Mau Mau in Mississippi: Malcolm X's political lessons for today
- / George Hartley
- Nkrumah/Lumumba: representations of masculinity / Janet Hess
- Trauma and narrativity in Adichie's Half of a yellow sun: privileging indigenous knowledge in writing the Biafran War / Marlene De La Cruz-Guzmán
- Part II: decolonizing public spheres: conflicts and negotiations
- The emergent self in South African Black consciousness literary discourse / T. Spreelin Macdonald
- The public life of reason: orchestrating debate in postapartheid South Africa / Lesley Cowling and Carolyn Hamilton
- Setting the agenda for decolonizing African media systems / Ebenezer Adebisi Olawuyi
- The African renaissance and discourse ownership: challenging debilitating discourses on africa / Steve Odero Ouma
- Part III: decolonizing knowledge: intellectual imperatives and epistemic dialogues
- Decolonization and the practice of philosophy / Tsenay Serequeberhan
- Beyond gender centric models: restoring motherhood to Yoruba discourses of art and aesthetics / Oyeronke Oyewumi.
- Publisher's Summary
- Decades after independence for most African states, the struggle for decolonization is still incomplete, as demonstrated by the fact that Africa remains associated in many Western minds with chaos, illness, and disorder. African and non-African scholars alike still struggle to establish the idea of African humanity, in all its diversity, and to move Africa beyond its historical role as the foil to the West. As this book shows, Africa's decolonization is an ongoing process across a range of fronts, and intellectuals - both African and non-African - have significant roles to play in that process. The essays collected here examine issues such as representation and retrospection; the roles of intellectuals in the public sphere; and the fundamental question of how to decolonize African knowledges. African Intellectuals and Decolonization outlines ways in which intellectual practice can serve to de-link Africa from its global representation as a debased, subordinated, deviant, and inferior entity.
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- Publication date
- edited by Nicholas M. Creary.
- Ohio University Research in international studies. Africa series ; no. 90