African Visions

African Visions

by Cheryl Benoit Mwaria

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Examines Africa's political, social, and cultural developments and challenges.


Examines Africa's political, social, and cultural developments and challenges.

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An anthology of 18 essays published under the auspices of Hofstra University, which hosted the October 1995 conference where some of them were first presented. Scholars, political activists, and artists discuss the future of Africa. Many of them are originally from Africa and are now working in the US. Among the social movements they describe are the international intellectual property regime and the enclosure of African knowledge, and the new African student movement. The offerings on literature, social change, and culture include looks at white women and black revolutionaries in four novels by Nadine Gordimer, and trends and prospects of the Nigerian novel in English. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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CHERYL B. MWARIA is a medical anthropologist who is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at Hofstra University. She has served on the Board of the American Ethnological Society and is a member of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. She has written on childbirth and child rearing in Kenya, biomedical ethics, women's health, and race relations.

SILVIA FEDERICI is Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Philosophy at New College, Hofstra University. She is a founding member and coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Among her earlier publications is Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization (Praeger, 1995).

JOSEPH McLAREN is an Associate Professor of English at Hofstra University. He has written extensively on black literature and culture. His works include Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943 (Greenwood Press, 1997).

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