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COLONIAL HERITAGE, MEMORY and SUSTAINABILITY in AFRICA CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND PROSPECT EDITED BY Munyaradzi Mawere and Tapuwa R. Mubaya COLONIAL HERITAGE, MEMORY and SUSTAINABILITY in AFRICA C HALLENGES , O PPORTUNITIES AND P ROSPECT EDITED BY Munyaradzi Mawere and Tapuwa R. Mubaya This book serves as a drive and medium for constructive analysis, critical thinking, and informed change in the broad area of cultural heritage studies. In Africa,howtooverturnthegoryeffectsandreversethewholesaleobnoxiousand unpardonable losses suffered from the excruciating experience of colonialism inamannerthatempowersthepresentandfuturegenerations,remainsaburning question. Colonial and liberation war heritage have received insignificant attention. The relevance, nature, and politics at play when it comes to the role of memory and colonial heritage in view of nation-building and sustainability on the continent is yet to receive careful practical and theoretical attention and scrutiny from both heritage scholars and governments. Yet, colonial heritage has vast potentials that if harnessed could reverse the gargantuan losses of colonialism and promote sustainable development inAfrica.The book critically reflects on the opportunities, constraints, and challenges of colonial heritage across Africa. It draws empirical evidence from its focus on Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, and Mozambique, to advance the thesis that cultural heritage in Africa, and in particular colonial heritage, faces challenges of epic proportions that require urgent attention. MUNYARADZI MAWERE holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is currently Professor in the Department of Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. TAPUWA RAYMOND MUBAYA is a Lecturer in the Department of Culture and Heritage Studies, Great Zimbabwe University. He has worked for National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe for eight years as the Curator of Archaeology and Head of the Great Zimbabwe Monument Conservation Centre. Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon ...


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