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By Michael Janis

ISBN-10: 0415957230

ISBN-13: 9780415957236

Africa after Modernism strains shifts in views on African tradition, arts, and philosophy from the clash with ecu modernist interventions within the weather of colonialist aggression to give identitarian positions within the weather of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. by way of concentrating on what might be referred to as deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist notion – on highbrow landmarks, innovative principles, crises of attention, literary and philosophical debates – this examine seems to be at African modernity and modernism from serious postcolonial views. An attempt to caricature modern frameworks of worldwide intersubjective relatives reflecting African cultures and issues needs to withstand taking modernism as a time period of African periodization, or master-narrative, yet as a constellation of discursive and subjective varieties that obtains upon the current second in African literature, philosophy, and cultural historical past. Africa after Modernism argues for a philosophical cognizance and pan-African multiculturalist ethos that function, after the deconstruction of Eurocentrism, past self/other paradigms of exoticism or West/Africa political ideologies, in discussion with postcolonial ways to cultural reciprocity.

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