The African Conundrum: Rethinking the Trajectories of Historical, Cultural, Philosophical and Developmental Experiences of by Munyaradzi MawereThe African Conundrum: Rethinking the Trajectories of Historical, Cultural, Philosophical and Developmental Experiences of by Munyaradzi Mawere

The African Conundrum: Rethinking the Trajectories of Historical, Cultural, Philosophical and…

EditorMunyaradzi Mawere, Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya, Jowere Mukusha

Paperback | May 23, 2017

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The African conundrum... is rooted out of the historical, philosophical and cultural bastardisation, imbalances and inequalities which many post-colonial African governments have always sought to address, though with varying degrees of success, since the 1960s. Lamentably, this African conundrum is rarely examined in a systematic manner that takes into account the geopolitical milieu of the continent, past and present. This volume seeks to interrogate and examine the extent of the impact of the geopolitical seesaw which seems poised to tip in favour of the Global North. The book grapples with the question on how Africa can wake up from its cavernous intellectual slumber to break away from both material and psychological dependency and achieve a transformative political and socio-economic self-reinvention and self-assertion. While the African conundrum is largely a result of historic oppression and a resilient colonial legacy, this book urges Africans to rethink their condition in a manner that makes Africa responsible and accountable for its own destiny. The book argues that it is through this rethinking that Africa can successfully transcend the logic of post-imperial dependency.

Munyaradzi Mawere is currently professor at Great Zimbabwe University. He is an author of more than 50 books and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya is a Lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University and a PhD candidate at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Mubaya is author of 5 books and...
Title:The African Conundrum: Rethinking the Trajectories of Historical, Cultural, Philosophical and…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:386 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.86 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.86 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956764442

ISBN - 13:9789956764440


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Reawakening the Giant Lion: A Rethinking of the African Conundrum
Chapter Two: ‘Cultural Heritage is Our Right, Our Dignity’: Rethinking the Concept and Use of Heritage in Zimbabwe
Chapter Three: Colonialism, Poverty and [Under-] development in Africa
Chapter Four: The Resilience and Challenges of Yoruba  Religious Worship in Modern Context
Chapter Five: On the Philosophy and Historicity of the Development Agenda: Problematising African Nationalism in the Context of Zimbabwe’s Land Question since the Colonial Period
Chapter Six: Indigenous Religion and Security Regimens in Africa: A Study of the Yoruba  Vigilante Groups in Southwest Nigeria
Chapter Seven: Epistemic (In-)justice and African (Under-)development
Chapter Eight: Markets and Indigenous Technology in Ilorin Emirate Before 1900: A Hermeneutical and Historical Analysis
Chapter Nine: Interrogating the Role of Non-state Actors in the Development Agenda of the Global South
Chapter Ten: Servant Leadership and the Paradox of Africa’s [Under-]development Predicament
Chapter Eleven: Dilemmas and Controversies Surrounding the Land Debacle in Zimbabwe: Appropriating Some Ideas from the Shona Unhu (Ubuntu) Justice
Chapter Twelve: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade from the 15th -19th Centuries: A Major Setback to the Development of the Indigenous Economy of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Chapter Thirteen: ‘Eating a Pig in a Pie?’ - A Philosophical Paradox of Women Rights in Human Rights Discourse in Zimbabwe
Chapter Fourteen: Female Initiation as a Preventative Measure to Teenage Pregnancy: A Reflection on Zimbabwe’s Vhavenda Cultural Practices
Chapter Fifteen: Pentecostalism as a Drive for Religious Tourism Development in New Millennium Zimbabwe