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The politics of history in contemporary Africa

Author: Michael Onyebuchi Eze
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book mediates a dialectics between power and subjectivity versus history and politics. The invention of Africa is not merely a residue of Africa's encounter with Europe but a project in continuity in contemporary history of Africa, where history has become a location of struggle and meaning, a location of power and domination. Eze contends that postcolonial African studies that thrive by way of unanimity,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Onyebuchi Eze
ISBN: 9780230623576 0230623573
OCLC Number: 475447163
Description: xiv, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The 'invention' of Africa: contested terrains --
Post-colonial displacements --
Africanism: a history of histories --
Beyond a history by analogy --
Cult of personalities and politics of domination --
Towards an African renaissance.
Responsibility: Michael Onyebuchi Eze ; with a preface by Frank Ankersmit.

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"Eze makes fresh interrogations into our inherited engagements with Africa within a geopolitical space and re-scribes our notions of Africa - a book that is compelling, timely, and well informed." - Read more...

 
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