English in Africa After the Cold War Author: Alamin M. Mazrui

Format:
Paperback - 152 pages
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ISBN:
9781853596896
Published:
30 Jan 2004
Series:
Multilingual Matters
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for “appropriating” the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.

Author Biography:

Alamin M. Mazrui is Associate Professor of sociolinguistics and literature with the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, USA. A Swahili poet and playwright, he has co-authored five books and written widely on the political sociology of language and literature in Africa and on comparative cultural studies.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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