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Africa beyond the post-colonial : political and socio-cultural identities /
edited by Ola Uduku and Alfred B. Zack-Williams.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
xiv, 140 p.
ISBN
0754631710 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
0754631710 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5273393
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Cecil Blake: Professor of Mass Communications, University of Nebraska, USA, formerly Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Republic of Sierra Leone Ferdinand Dennis: Writer and Broadcaster, London Ali Mazrui: Albert Schweitzer Professor in African Studies and the Humanities, Binghamton University, New York Kole Omotoso: Professor, Department of Drama and Performing Theatre Arts, University of Stellansbosch, South Africa E. Ike Udogu: Professor of African and International Relations, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA Ola Uduku: Lecturer in Architecture, Department of Architecture and Building Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland Alfred B. Zack-Williams: Professor of Sociology, Department of Education and Social Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England
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Summaries
Long Description
The poor economic performance of some African countries since independence has been a major concern to both African leaders and policy makers. This volume, which draws together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, situates the continent within its historic and socio-political background: from the 1960s, the decade of independence, through to its development outlook as the new millennium unfolds. It examines a broad range of contemporary issues -- from development and culture to linguistics and is unique in identifying and examining issues that are common both to Africa and the diaspora.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Drawing together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, this volume considers the situation and status of Africans globally. It also situates Africa within its historic and sociopolitical background, from the 'independence decade' of the 1960s to the development outlook of today.
Unpaid Annotation
Drawing together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, this work is unique in considering the situation and status of Africans globally. It explores a broad range of contemporary issues-from development and culture to linguistics-within the socio-political framework of Africa in the 21st century.
Main Description
Drawing together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, this work is unique in considering the situation and status of Africans globally. It explores a broad range of contemporary issues - from development and culture to linguistics - within the socio-political framework of Africa in the 21st century.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vi
Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
African Diaspora-African Development Concerns: An Introductionp. 1
Africa and the Project of Modernity: Some Reflectionsp. 20
The Black Intellectual and the Pan-African Agenda in Languagesp. 39
The Language of 'Francophonie' and the Race of the Renaissance: A Commonwealth Perspectivep. 50
Communications and Governance in Africap. 66
Africa and the Search for Political Stability in the New Centuryp. 76
Benetton vs. Kente: The Impact of African Culture and Design on the World Mediap. 92
Reading Beyond the Post-Colonial: A Cultural-Socio-Spatial Perspectivep. 107
Bibliographyp. 120
Indexp. 131
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