By Nicholas M. Creary

Decades after independence for many African states, the fight for decolonization continues to be incomplete, as proven by means of the truth that Africa is still linked in lots of Western minds with chaos, ailment, and disease. African and non-African students alike nonetheless fight to set up the assumption of African humanity, in all its range, and to maneuver Africa past its historic function because the foil to the West.

As this ebook exhibits, Africa’s decolonization is an ongoing technique throughout more than a few fronts, and intellectuals—both African and non-African—have major roles to play in that method. The essays accrued right here study concerns equivalent to illustration and retrospection; the jobs of intellectuals within the public sphere; and the basic query of the way to decolonize African knowledges. African Intellectuals and Decolonization outlines ways that highbrow perform can serve to de-link Africa from its international illustration as a debased, subordinated, deviant, and inferior entity.

Contributors:

Lesley Cowling, collage 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 country University

T. Spreelin McDonald, Ohio University

Ebenezer Adebisi Olawuyi, college of Ibadan

Steve Odero Ouma, college of Nairobi

Oyeronke Oyewumi, kingdom college of recent York at Stony Brook

Tsenay Serequeberhan, Morgan nation University

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