Reclaiming African History by Jacques DepelchinReclaiming African History by Jacques Depelchin

Reclaiming African History

byJacques Depelchin

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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The thought-provoking essays in this volume show that it is possible to reconnect the histories of those who have been disconnected in Africa: shackdwellers, the poor, the dispossessed. This analysis of African history demonstrates how people have been forced into looking at their own histories through a shattered mirror, deliberately and forcefully crushed so as to render the exercise impossible, and argues that history could be written in a way that would help break the mold and free it from being a hostage, consciously and unconsciously, to European and U.S. historical intellectual frameworks. It enables a reconnection to humanity—not just for the sake of Africa, but for the sake of those who did everything to bury African history.

Jacques Depelchin is an intellectual, academic, and activist for peace, democracy, transparency, and pro-people politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has taught African history at universities in Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, and the United States. He was in the Eastern Congo during the 1996–2002 war and participated in cease...
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Title:Reclaiming African HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Pambazuka PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906387982

ISBN - 13:9781906387983

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