African Indigenous Knowledges in a Postcolonial World: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola (Global Africa) (Hardcover)

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By Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso (Editor), Ngozi Nwogwugwu (Editor), Gift Ntiwunka (Editor)
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Description


This book argues that ancient and modern African indigenous knowledges remain key to Africa's role in global capital, technological and knowledge development and to addressing her marginality and postcoloniality.

The contributors engage the unresolved problematics of the historical and contemporary linkages between African knowledges and the African academy, and between African and global knowledges. The book relies on historical and comparative political analysis to explore the global context for the application of indigenous knowledges for tackling postcolonial challenges of knowledge production, conflict and migration, and women's rights on the continent in transcontinental African contexts.

Asserting the enduring potency of African indigenous knowledges for the transformation of policy, the African academy and the study of Africa in the global academy, this book will be of interest to scholars of African Studies, postcolonial studies and decolonisation and global affairs.

About the Author


Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is Professor of Political Science at Babcock University, Nigeria. Ngozi Nwogwugwu is Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Babcock University, Nigeria. Gift Ntiwunka is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Gender Studies in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University, Nigeria.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367516833
ISBN-10: 0367516837
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 30th, 2020
Pages: 286
Language: English
Series: Global Africa