Africa after Modernism: Transitions in Literature, Media, by Michael Janis

By Michael Janis

Africa after Modernism strains shifts in views on African tradition, arts, and philosophy from the clash with eu modernist interventions within the weather of colonialist aggression to give identitarian positions within the weather of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. by means of targeting what might be referred to as deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist idea – on highbrow landmarks, progressive principles, crises of cognizance, literary and philosophical debates – this learn appears at African modernity and modernism from severe postcolonial views. An attempt to caricature modern frameworks of worldwide intersubjective family members reflecting African cultures and matters needs to withstand taking modernism as a time period of African periodization, or master-narrative, yet as a constellation of discursive and subjective varieties that obtains upon the current second in African literature, philosophy, and cultural heritage. Africa after Modernism argues for a philosophical awareness and pan-African multiculturalist ethos that function, after the deconstruction of Eurocentrism, past self/other paradigms of exoticism or West/Africa political ideologies, in discussion with postcolonial ways to cultural reciprocity.

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