Africa Beyond the Post-Colonial: Political and Socio-Cultural Identities

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Series Editor's Preface vii
Acknowledgements xii
List of Abbreviations
African Diaspora-African Development Concerns: An Introduction
Alfred B. Zack-Williams
Ola Uduku
Africa and the Project of Modernity: Some Reflections
Alfred B. Zack-Williams
The Black Intellectual and the Pan-African Agenda in Languages
Kole Omotoso
Ferdinand Dennis
The Language of `Francophonie' and the Race of the Renaissance: A Commonwealth Perspective
Ali Mazrui
Communications and Governance in Africa
Cecil Blake
Africa and the Search for Political Stability in the New Century
E. Ike Udogu
Benetton™ vs. Kente: The Impact of African Culture and Design on the World Media
Ola Uduku
Reading Beyond the Post-Colonial: A Cultural-Socio-Spatial Perspective
Ola Uduku
Alfred B. Zack-Williams
Bibliography 120(11)
Index 131

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