In this Book

summary
This book questions colonial and apartheid ideologies on being human and being African, ideologies that continue to shape how research is conceptualised, taught and practiced in universities across Africa. Africans immersed in popular traditions of meaning-making are denied the right, by those who police the borders of knowledge, to think and represent their realities in accordance with the civilisations and universes they know best. Often, the ways of life they cherish are labelled and dismissed too eagerly as traditional knowledge by some of the very African intellectual elite they look to for protection. The book makes a case for sidestepped traditions of knowledge. It draws attention to Africa�s possibilities, prospects and emergent capacities for being and becoming in tune with its creativity and imagination. It speaks to the nimble-footed flexible-minded �frontier African� at the crossroads and junctions of encounters, facilitating creative conversations and challenging regressive logics of exclusionary identities. The book uses Amos Tutuola�s stories to question dualistic assumptions about reality and scholarship, and to call for conviviality, interconnections and interdependence between competing knowledge traditions in Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Endorsements
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. About the Book
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Foreword
  2. Richard Fardon
  3. pp. xi-xiv
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter One - A Preview
  2. pp. 1-32
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Two - Dominant and Dormant Epistemologies of Africa
  2. pp. 33-60
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Three - Tutuola and the Extravagant Illusion of Completeness
  2. pp. 61-124
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Four - Keeping Alive Popular Ideas of Reality
  2. pp. 125-140
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Five - The Palm-Wine Drinkard and the Challenge of Dichotomies
  2. pp. 141-158
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Six - Activation, Potency and Efficacy in Tutuola’s Universe
  2. pp. 159-198
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Seven - Tutuola in Conversation with the Cameroon Grassfields and Beyond
  2. pp. 199-254
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Chapter Eight - Conclusion: Tutuola’s Legacy
  2. pp. 255-276
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. References
  2. pp. 277-310
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Back cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9789956764181
Related ISBN
9789956764655
MARC Record
OCLC
982476003
Pages
326
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.