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Recasting the past : history writing and political work in modern Africa

Author: Derek R Peterson; Giacomo Macola
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study of intellectual history in Africa is in its infancy. We know very little about what Africa's thinkers made of their times. Recasting the Past brings one field of intellectual endeavor into view. The book takes its place alongside a small but growing literature that highlights how, in autobiographies, historical writing, fiction, and other literary genres, African writers intervened creatively in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Recasting the past.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009023493
(OCoLC)286479005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek R Peterson; Giacomo Macola
ISBN: 9780821443361 0821443364
OCLC Number: 742512908
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: pt. 1. Creative lives, creative writing --
pt. 2. Historical entanglements --
pt. 3. Dissident history --
pt. 4. Democracy and historical argument.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: edited by Derek R. Peterson and Giacomo Macola.

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