African Intellectuals: Rethinking Politics, Language, Gender by Thandika Mkandawire

By Thandika Mkandawire

during this thought-provoking evaluate of the heritage, destiny and attainable destiny roles of African intellectuals either inside of Africa and within the African Diaspora approximately part a century on from Independence, the various Continent's most outstanding thinkers speak about the problems at stake. Their place to begin is the uniquely tricky conditions confronting intellectuals: regimes illiberal of self sustaining debate, economies in sharp decline, societies wracked by way of violent clash, and reputable languages varied from people's mom tongues. Africa has skilled, in comparison with Asia or Latin the US, a lot better charges of emigration of its intelligentsia to North the US and Europe, in addition to common displacement from domestic nations to different components of the continent.This quantity constitutes a useful, simply because so infrequent, exploration of the complicated interface among African intellectuals and society, country and politics within the context of basic new departures just like the recovery of multi-party politics, new monetary horizons like NEPAD, and a renewed information of the necessity for Pan-African cooperation.

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