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Writing and speaking from the heart of my mind : selected essays and speeches

Author: Micere Githae Mugo
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 2012.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Micere Githae Mugo; Micere Githae Mugo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micere Githae Mugo
ISBN: 9781592218530 1592218539 9781592218547 1592218547
OCLC Number: 723529356
Notes: "The essays and speeches that appear in this book were originally presented as either keynote addresses, or conference papers, or interviews, while others were submitted for publication as book chapters on request."--Acknowlegments.
Description: xxiv, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Autobiographical touches using a Black feminist brush. The role of African intellectuals: reflections of a female scholar, University of Nairobi, 1973-82 --
The south end of a north-south writer's dialogue: two letters from a post-colonial feminist --
Part II. Orature, literature and creativity through a Black feminist lens. Women and books --
The woman artist in Africa today: a critical commentary --
Popular paradigms and conceptions: orature-based community theatre --
Elitist anti-circumcision discourse as mutilating and anti-feminist --
Part III. Culture, class, gender, Pan-Africanism and human development --
Culture in Africa and imperialism --
Gender, ethnicity, class and culture --
Re-envisioning Pan-Africanism: what are the roles of gender, youth and the masses? --
Part IV. Democracy, empowerment and construction of new sites of knowledge. Advocacy for empowering the masses: translating rhetoric into action --
Meeting point between basic, subsidiary and people's rights: lessons from African orature --
Transcending colonial and neo-colonial pathological hangovers to unleash creativity --
Burying the Kasuku syndrome: constructing inventive sites of knowledge.
Responsibility: Micere Githae Mugo.

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