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The Diaspora of the Comoros in France Ethnicised Biopolitics and Communitarisation

The Diaspora of the Comoros in France: Ethnicised Biopolitics and Communitarisation

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By Katharina Fritsch
July 15, 2022

Based on an ethnographic study of mobilisations of the Comorian diaspora in Marseille during political and cultural events, the book examines communitarisation in relation to three thematic areas, namely spaces, cultural markets and local politics. Drawing on Foucault’s concept of the dispositif, ...

Black Thought A Theory of Articulation

Black Thought: A Theory of Articulation

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By Victor Peterson II
February 28, 2022

This book uncovers a logical fallacy underlying Afro-Pessimism and provides a formal theory of Articulation, teasing out new reflections on race and Blackness. Afro-Pessimism maintains that Blacks, subject to a subordinate position in society, suffer a cultural death. In this monograph, Victor ...

Memories of Violence in Peru and the Congo Writing on the Brink

Memories of Violence in Peru and the Congo: Writing on the Brink

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By Gilbert Shang Ndi
December 31, 2021

The book presents an intertextual and comparative analysis of memories of violence in Peruvian and Congolese Literature. Examining a variety of novels that offer insightful representations of violence in their respective historical settings, the author argues that similar historical experiences ...

Naming and Othering in Africa Imagining Supremacy and Inferiority through Language

Naming and Othering in Africa: Imagining Supremacy and Inferiority through Language

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By Sambulo Ndlovu
December 31, 2021

This book examines how names in Africa have been fashioned to create dominance and subjugation, inclusion and exclusion, others and self. Drawing on global and African examples, but with particular reference to Zimbabwe, the author demonstrates how names are used in class, race, ethnic, national, ...

The Pan-African Imperative Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah's Vision for African Development

The Pan-African Imperative: Revisiting Kwame Nkrumah's Vision for African Development

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By Michael Williams
November 16, 2021

This book argues that the principles of Pan-Africanism are more important than ever in ensuring the liberation of the people Africa, those at home and abroad, and the rapid development of the African continent. The writings and practice of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first ...

Black–Arab Encounters in Literature and Film

Black–Arab Encounters in Literature and Film

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By Touria Khannous
August 27, 2021

This book investigates how representations of Black Africans have been negotiated over time in Arabic literature and film. The book offers direct readings of a representative selection of primary texts, shedding light on the divergent ways these authors understood race across different genres, ...

The De-Africanization of African Art Towards Post-African Aesthetics

The De-Africanization of African Art: Towards Post-African Aesthetics

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Edited By Denis Ekpo, Pfunzo Sidogi
August 13, 2021

This book argues for a radical new approach to thinking about art and creativity in Africa, challenging outdated normative discourses about Africa’s creative heritage. Africanism, which is driven by a traumatic response to colonialism in Africa, has an almost unshakable stranglehold on the content...

Decolonising Childhoods in Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Representations

Decolonising Childhoods in Eastern Africa: Literary and Cultural Representations

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By Oduor Obura
July 13, 2021

This book deconstructs Eurocentric narratives and showcases local voices to re-examine childhood in Eastern Africa. Moving away from portrayals of eastern African childhood as characterised by want, the author argues for a differentiated and pluralist nature of the eastern African childhood. Taking...

Oral Literary Performance in Africa Beyond Text

Oral Literary Performance in Africa: Beyond Text

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Edited By Nduka Otiono, Chiji Akọma
June 18, 2021

This book delivers an admirably comprehensive and rigorous analysis of African oral literatures and performance. Gathering insights from distinguished scholars in the field, the book provides a range of contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives in the study of oral literature and its ...

Mennonites and Post-Colonial African Studies

Mennonites and Post-Colonial African Studies

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Edited By John M. Janzen, Harold F. Miller, John C. Yoder
March 02, 2021

This book examines the evolution of post-colonial African Studies through the eyes of Africanists from the Anabaptist (Mennonite and Church of the Brethren) community. The book chronicles the lives of twenty-two academics and practitioners whose work spans from the immediate post-colonial period in...

Culture and Development in Africa and the Diaspora

Culture and Development in Africa and the Diaspora

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Edited By Ahmad Shehu Abdussalam, Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe, Sola Timothy Babatunde, Olutola Opeyemi Akindipe
December 31, 2020

This book examines the intersection between cultural identities and development in African and the Diaspora from multidisciplinary perspectives. Starting with the premise that culture is one of the most significant factors in development, the book examines diverse topics such as the migrations of ...

Healthcare Education in Nigeria Evolutions and Emerging Paradigms

Healthcare Education in Nigeria: Evolutions and Emerging Paradigms

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By Joseph A. Balogun
December 31, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the training of health professionals in Nigeria, looking back to how health care education has evolved in the country over time, before investigating new and emerging trends. The book begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of...

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