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Texts From Africa

Texts From Africa

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Published by Mohammed Jhilila
Decoloniasing African knowledge: African intellectual emancipatory tendency: costs and benifits
Decoloniasing African knowledge: African intellectual emancipatory tendency: costs and benifits

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Published by: Mohammed Jhilila on Mar 25, 2009
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The outline:The outline:
I- IntroductionI- IntroductionII- Synopsis of the chapter II- Synopsis of the chapter III- The post-colonial need of Tigritude:III- The post-colonial need of Tigritude:asserting aboriginal history and culture.asserting aboriginal history and culture.IV- ConclusionIV- Conclusion
 
 
Decolonizing knowledgeDecolonizing knowledge
Africans were taught to hate being black and to love to beAfricans were taught to hate being black and to love to bewhite. that’s what caused the postcolonial shake of identity.white. that’s what caused the postcolonial shake of identity.
During the colonial era the black colonized was deemed to beDuring the colonial era the black colonized was deemed to bewashed white.washed white.
The postcolonial subject started from the construction of self The postcolonial subject started from the construction of self knowledge as the first step to debunk the limitingknowledge as the first step to debunk the limitingrepresentation of the colonial era: starting from the semanticrepresentation of the colonial era: starting from the semanticimplications of terms like barbarism and tribalism…ect.implications of terms like barbarism and tribalism…ect.
For the postcolonized such terms do not only promote racistFor the postcolonized such terms do not only promote racistconception of African ethnicities as primitive and savage, theyconception of African ethnicities as primitive and savage, they prevent coming to accurate understanding of the African self  prevent coming to accurate understanding of the African self and reflect intellectual laziness , which slips to filling in theand reflect intellectual laziness , which slips to filling in thevacuum rather than probing real African identity.vacuum rather than probing real African identity.
 
 
African Literature: Achebe’s and Amos Tutola’s doubleAfrican Literature: Achebe’s and Amos Tutola’s doubleregister register 
While Tutola and Achebe are considered as pioneersWhile Tutola and Achebe are considered as pioneersof African litarature in English medium, many other of African litarature in English medium, many other literary instances date back to two centuries: Ignatiusliterary instances date back to two centuries: IgnatiusSancho as an example.Sancho as an example.
The African literary legacy exhibits a hybridThe African literary legacy exhibits a hybridvernacular culture and society conveyed in non-vernacular culture and society conveyed in non-African media.African media.

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