- Title: Africa, UK, and Ireland: Writing Politics and Knowledge Production Volume 1
- Editor: Tendai Rinos Mwanaka
- Publisher: Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
- Country of Origin: Zimbabwe
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780797493346
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 342pp
Africa, UK, and Ireland: Writing Politics and Knowledge Production comprises 6 scholarly/nonfiction essays, 7 short stories, 67 poems, and 2 plays from writers and poets based in the UK, Africa and Ireland the diasporas. It focuses on politics and knowledge production acting as a vehicle in which the production of new knowledge between these three regions/countries intersects in the literary sphere.
It dissects the scientific methods of producing knowledge through the act of producing new knowledge, it looks at the management of knowledge, the processing and sharing of knowledge, and dissects, artistically and critically. It further stresses the importance of the ownership of knowledge and how this knowledge shapes politics.
The collection contains work from up-and-coming poets and writers, alongside established ones, also included are pieces from academic scholars, essayists, poets, writers of fiction, playwrights. Africa, UK, and Ireland: Writing Politics and Knowledge Production will prove useful to literary and language theorists, poetry collections, political sciences, social sciences and human sciences, general academia and readers, education departments and students.
Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres, inter-disciplines etc. Voices from Exile, a poetry collection came out from Lapwing Publications, Northern Ireland, 2010, Keys in the River, a novel of interlinked short fictions came out from Savant Books and Publications, 2012, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, a book of creative non fictions on Zimbabwe came out from Langaa RPCIG, 2013. A Dark Energy (full length novel) forthcoming from Aignos Publishing Inc. Work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries. Nominated, shortlisted and won some prizes and work has been translated into French and Spanish.