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English in Africa: After the Cold War

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This book offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for appropriating the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.
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Overview

This book offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for appropriating the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853596896
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/11/2004
  • Series: Multilingual Matters Series , #126
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alamin M. Mazrui is Associate Professor of sociolinguistics and literature with the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, USA. A Swahili poet and playwright, he has co-authored five books and written widely on the political sociology of language and literature in Africa and on comparative cultural studies.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Continental Africa
1 Post-Cold War English in Africa: Between Complementarity and Competition 13
2 English and African Education: Between Linguistic and Intellectual Dependency 40
Pt. 2 Global Africa
3 English and the Pan-African Experience: In Search of Unity 65
4 English and the Afrocentric Voice: In Search of Authenticity 94
Conclusion: Linguistic Appropriation and Beyond 111
App The Asmara Declaration on African Languages and Literatures 129
References 131
Index 140
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