Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


The Social Sciences and Africa’s Future

Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho, Claude Abé, Mildred Kiconco Barya, Esther Van Heerden, Ingrid Palmary. Published December 2005; 154 pages; ISBN 2-86978-170-9. Interventions Series

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Africa’s younger generation is often perceived as muted and distant to the struggle for answers and meaning on the continent. Could the perceived silence of the younger generation be explained in part by the deafness of age to the kicks of youth? What can be done to make the younger generation more committed and relevant in the quest for solutions to the challenges of knowledge production and development?

Aware of the need to promote and reinforce the interchange of ideas and experiences among Africa’s youth and between them and the older generations, CODESRIA is pleased to launch its Interventions series with this collection of winning essays by young scholars who participated at an essay competition organised in 2003 to mark the Council’s 30th anniversary. It is hoped that this initiative achieves the purpose of promoting a culture of open debate and of critical scholarship, and of encouraging participation amongst Africa’s youth in the shaping of the academic and public future of Africa.


ISBN 2-86978-170-9 Africa: US$10.00, 5000CFA; Elsewhere: £10.00 /$15.00




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