Zegeye, Abebe.

Close to the Sources : Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2011. - 1 online resource (181 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge African Studies . - Routledge African Studies .

Front Cover; Close to the Sources; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter One. Introduction: The Assault on African Cultures; Chapter Two. Notes on Theorising Black Diaspora in Africa; Chapter Three. On the Postcolony and the Vulgarisation of Political Criticism; Chapter Four. Rethinking the Epistemic Conditions of Genocide in Africa; Chapter Five. African Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Chapter Six. Knowledge Production and Publishing in Africa; Chapter Seven. Amilcar Cabral: National Liberation as the Basis of Africa's Renaissances Chapter Eight. Amilcar Cabral and the Fortunes of African LiteratureChapter Nine. Perspectives on Africanising Educational Curricula in Africa; Chapter Ten. Voices from the Fringes: Some Reflections on Postcolonial South African Writings; Bibliography; Index

European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africa's indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover some of the sites where Africans continue to elaborate conflicting politics of self-affirmations. It both acknowledges and steps outside the protocols of analysis informed by nationalism, differentiating the forms that postcolonial theories have

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Africa - Civilization - 21st century.
Africa - Intellectual life.
Africa - Politics and government - 1960-.
Africa --Civilization --20th century.
Africa --Civilization --21st century.
Africa --Intellectual life.
Africa --Politics and government --1960-.
African literature - 20th century - History and criticism.
African literature - 21st century - History and criticism.
African literature --20th century --History and criticism.
African literature --21st century --History and criticism.
Cabral, Ami´lcar, --1921-1973.
Cabral, Amilcar.
Education - Africa - History - 20th century.
Education - Africa - History - 21st century.
Education --Africa --History --20th century.
Education --Africa --History --21st century.
Postcolonialism - Africa.
Postcolonialism --Africa.


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