Close to the Sources: Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy

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European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africa’s indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover some of the sites where Africans continue to elaborate conflicting politics of self-affirmations. It both acknowledges and steps outside the protocols of analysis informed by nationalism, differentiating the forms that postcolonial theories have taken, and arguing for a selective appropriation of theory that emerges from Africa’s lived experiences.
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Abebe Zegeye is Director of the Hawke Institute at theUniversity of South Australia.

Maurice Vambe is Professor in the Department of English Studies at University of South Africa.

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Routledge
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Mar 28, 2011
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Pages
182
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9781136659881
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / African
Social Science / Developing & Emerging Countries
Social Science / Human Geography
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