Postcolonial African Anthropologies

Postcolonial African Anthropologies

Postcolonial African Anthropologies showcases some postcolonial ethnographies and aims to figure out how and why anthropology has engaged with conversations on decolonisation and postcolonialism.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Postcolonial African Anthropologies
  • Editors: Rosabele Boswell & Francis Nyamnjoh
  • Publisher: HSRC Press
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • ISBN: 9780796925695
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 256pp

Postcolonial African Anthropologies showcases some postcolonial ethnographies and aims to figure out how and why anthropology has engaged with conversations on decolonisation and postcolonialism.

The postcolonial ethnographies in this book show that Africans may not necessarily interpret and communicate their experiences in the ways that anthropologists trained in Western institutions and disciplines do, but they are multi-vocal and are ever present to speak with authority on their experience. This book then, deepens and diversifies conversations on Africa and in particular, a ‘postcolonial’ Africa to understand the position of anthropologists, the position of Africans and the positioning of the discipline of anthropology in Africa.

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