Abstract

Tribal conflict is often adduced as the explanation for violence in Africa, when in fact the notion of tribe was a colonial invention. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o takes exception to the facile formula Tribe X versus Tribe Y, which he regards as not the explanation but the cause of much strife on the Continent.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8042
Print ISSN
0041-1191
Pages
pp. 16-23
Launched on MUSE
2009-06-10
Open Access
No
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