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African Intellectuals and Decolonization
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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.









Contributors



Lesley Cowling, University

of the Witwatersrand



Nicholas M. Creary, University at Albany



Marlene De La Cruz,

Ohio University



Carolyn Hamilton,

University of Cape Town



George Hartley,

Ohio University



Janet Hess, Sonoma

State University



T. Spreelin McDonald,

Ohio University



Ebenezer Adebisi Olawuyi, University of Ibadan



Steve Odero Ouma,

University of Nairobi



Oyeronke Oyewumi,

State University of New York



at Stony Brook



Tsenay Serequeberhan,

Morgan State University

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Ohio University Press Publication Date: 04/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9780896802834  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nicholas M. Creary teaches African history in the Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany. He is the author of Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980.

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