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"Here is an excellent anthology that illustrates magnificentlyprocesses of Africa's invention, the complexity of her cultures,the paradoxes and predicament of discourses that claim to renderher being." V. Y. Mudimbe Stanford University.
"A volume for all students and teachers seriously interested inunderstanding the unity and diversity of African cultures, andengaging in a dialogue with African Studies literary ancestors andtheir creative and critical successors. Grinker and Steiner haveoffered a doorway for those who dare to embrace the masters of thefield and join new academic worlds in the making." Sulayman S.Nyang, Professor, Howard University and Director of the AfricanVoices Project, Smithsonian Institute.
"Perspectives on Africa is a much needed addition toAfrican studies and literature. They attempt, quite successfully,to place each article within, not only an historical time frame,but also within a theoretical progression. Its bibliographiescontain a useful starting point and reference on all the majortrends and subjects." Sean Pratt, Department of SocialAnthropology, University of Cambridge.