Africa Beyond the Post-Colonial: Political and Socio-Cultural Identities.
Political and Socio-Cultural Identities
Ola Uduku and Alfred B Zack-Williams
[pounds sterling]45 Ashgate Publishing
The poor economic performance of some African countries since independence has been a major concern to both African leaders and policy makers. This volume, which draws together contributions from academics based in Africa and its diaspora, situates the continent within its historic and socio-political back-ground. From the 1960s, the decade of independence, through to its development outlook as the new millennium unfolds, the book examines a broad range of contemporary issues. Those issues--from development and culture to linguistics--assist in identifying matters common both to Africa and the diaspora.
The book's contents include chapter titles such as African diaspora--African development concerns; Africa and the project of modernity; The black intellectual and the Pan-African agenda in languages; The language of 'Francophonie' and the race of the renaissance: A commonwealth perspective; Communications and governance in Africa; Africa and the search for political stability in the 'new century'; Benneton vs Kente: the impact of African culture and design on the world media; and Reading beyond the post-colonial.