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

Coloniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa: Myths of Decolonization

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by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

This lively book
interrogates the African postcolonial condition, with a focus on the thematics of liberation predicament and the long standing crisis of dependence (epistemological, cultural, economic, and political) created by colonialism and coloniality. A sophisticated deployment of historical, philosophical and political knowledge – in combination with the equi-primordial concepts of coloniality of power, coloniality of being, and coloniality of knowledge – yields a comprehensive and truly refreshing understanding of African realities of subalternity.

December 6 2013