African Intellectuals and Decolonization (Ohio RIS Africa by Nicholas M. Creary

By Nicholas M. Creary

Decades after independence for many African states, the fight for decolonization remains to be incomplete, as established via the truth that Africa is still linked in lots of Western minds with chaos, affliction, and illness. African and non-African students alike nonetheless fight to set up the belief of African humanity, in all its variety, and to maneuver Africa past its old position because the foil to the West.

As this e-book exhibits, Africa’s decolonization is an ongoing strategy throughout a variety of fronts, and intellectuals—both African and non-African—have major roles to play in that technique. The essays accumulated right here study concerns akin to illustration and retrospection; the jobs of intellectuals within the public sphere; and the elemental query of ways to decolonize African knowledges. African Intellectuals and Decolonization outlines ways that highbrow perform can serve to de-link Africa from its worldwide illustration as a debased, subordinated, deviant, and inferior entity.

Contributors:

Lesley Cowling, college of the Witwatersrand

Nicholas M. Creary, Ohio University

Marlene De los angeles Cruz, Ohio University

Carolyn Hamilton, college of Cape Town

George Hartley, Ohio University

Janet Hess, Sonoma kingdom University

T. Spreelin McDonald, Ohio University

Ebenezer Adebisi Olawuyi, collage of Ibadan

Steve Odero Ouma, collage of Nairobi

Oyeronke Oyewumi, country college of recent York at Stony Brook

Tsenay Serequeberhan, Morgan country University

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