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- DescriptionBy rejecting Western perceptions of Africa as a starting point for African philosophy, Oyekan Owomoyela challenges ideas about African culture held by many Western and African thinkers and confronts the West's assumptions of its philosophical superiority. His concept of African difference makes clear the need for Africa to imagine itself in its own terms, rather than those borrowed from or in response to the West. While t specifically concerned with South Africa, Owomoyela poses questions of critical interest to those involved in the creation of a post-apartheid cultural and philosophical framework. These essays suggest that post-apartheid nation building can accommodate differences between African and Western cultures.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Oyekan Owomoyela completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ibadan and his graduate studies at UCLA, and is currently Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His publications include African Literatures: An Introduction; A Ki i: Yoruba Proscriptive and Prescriptive Proverbs; and Visions and Revisions: Essays on African Literature and Criticism. He is also the editor of A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures.
- Author(s)Oyekan Owomoyela
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/10/1996
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleStudies in African and Afro-American Culture
- Series Part/Volume Number10
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1996
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight350 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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