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- DescriptionGlobal imperial designs, which have been in place since conquest by western powers, did t suddenly evaporate after decolonization. Global coloniality as a leitmotif of the empire became the order of the day, with its invisible techlogies of subjugation continuing to reproduce Africa's subaltern position, a position characterized by perceived deficits ranging from a lack of civilization, a lack of writing, and a lack of history to a lack of development, a lack of human rights and a lack of democracy. The author's sharply critical perspective reveals how this epistemology of alterity has kept Africa ensnared within colonial matrices of power, serving to justify external interventions in African affairs, including the interference with liberation struggles and disregard for African positions. Evaluating the quality of African responses and available options, the author opens up a new horizon that includes cognitive justice and new humanism.
- Author BiographySabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is the director of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute (AMRI) and is also a professor in the Department of Development Studies at the University of South Africa. He is the author of Do 'Zimbabweans' Exist? Trajectories of Nationalism, National Identity Formation and Crisis in a Postcolonial State (Peter Lang, 2009); The Ndebele: Reflections on Hegemony, Memory, Historiography (Rozenberg Publishers & UNISA Press, 2009); co-editor, with James Muzondidya, of Redemptive or Grotesque Nationalism? Rethinking Contemporary Politics in Zimbabwe (Peter Lang, 2011); andColoniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa: Myths of Decolonization (CODESRIA Books, 2012).
- Author(s)Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/08/2013
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note1 table
- Weight553 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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