African Visions

African Visions

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ISBN-13: 9780275971021
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2000
Series: Contributions in Afro-American & African Studies
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Social Movements

Poem: What Is the Soul of Africa by Dennis Brutus

Africa 2000: In the New Global Context by Dennis Brutus

The International Intellectual Property Regime and the Enclosure of African Knowledge by C. George Caffentzis

Mijikenda Perspectives on Religious Freedom and Cultural "Rights" by Diane Ciekawy

Structural Adjustment and the African Diaspora in Italy, by Steven Colatrella

The New African Student Movement by Silvia Federici

Academic Pursuits under the Link, by Karim F. Hirji

Democratization and Interventionism in Francaphone Sub-Saharan Africa by Francois Ngolet

A Vision of the Past as a Beacon for the Future: The Application of Fatimid Ideals in the City of Cairo by Habibeh Rahim

Women, AIDS and the Female Condom: Preventing HIV in Southern Africa by Ida Susser

Literature, Social Change, and Culture

Poem: The Monstrous Instrument by Maina Kinyatti

African Languages and Global Culture in the 21st Century by Ngûgî wa Thiong'o

Hybridity, Neouniversalist Cultural Theory, and the Comparative Study of Black Literatures by F. Odun Balogun

White Women, Black Revolutionaries: Sex and Politics in Four Novels by Nancy Topping Bazin

Popular Hausa Drama in Niger and the Politics of Its Appropriation by Ousseina Alidou Doula

Developmental Pleasures, Education, Entertainment, and Popular Literacy in South Africa by Loren Kruger

Socialist Oriented Literature in Post-Colonial Africa: Retrospective and Prospective by Alamin M. Mazrui

The Nigerian Novel in English: Trends and Prospects by Joseph McLaren

Writing In and Out of Algeria, Writing Algeria, Today by Soraya Mekerta

Post-Apartheid Drama by Donald Morales

Index

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