|Statement||T. Walter Wallbank.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||191|
Formerly, contemporary African art was seen as a deterioration and degradation of the traditional arts, which had only won grudging admiration in the West under the influence of the modernists. Over the last 15 years, a growing list of books re-evaluating modern African art have appeared, and Kasfir's is among the best and most by: This book focuses on the indicators of fragility and the resilience of state-led interventions to address them in sub-Saharan Africa. It analyzes the ‘figure’ of fragile states as the unit the analysis and situates the study of fragility, governance and political adaptation within contemporary. 60 years after independence, African nations still find it difficult to face a number of challenges, from establishing meaningful democratic institutions to establish social structures centered on the advancement of gender equality. This volume approaches these contemporary African challenges while. The book is strongest in discussing 19th century colonialism and less interesting in its depiction of post-WWII Africa. The book does make me interested in reading more about particular This is a decent primer on modern African history, but it is perhaps too /5.
Emerging digital fiction platforms like Bahai Books, Short Story Africa, Afreada and Jalada are answering this call to action by publishing stories with a fresh perspective on all aspects of contemporary African life. These sites are just one medium through which up-and-coming African authors can . A wide-ranging critical introduction to contemporary Africa, written in an accessible style. A brief introduction to the historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of politics, economy, society and culture and of the continent's prospects : This book will service as essential reading for those seeking a true understanding of contemporary Africa. Assuming no prior knowledge of the reader, and incorporating coverate from a range of academic disciplines, it will particularly suit undergraduate students taking courses on Africa housed in social sciences and humanities departments. Contemporary African art is commonly understood to be art made by artists in Africa and the African diaspora in the post-independence era. However, there are about as many understandings of contemporary African art as there are curators, scholars and artists working in that field.
In her book Political Protest in Contemporary Africa, Lisa Mueller analyses how the current protests in Africa are related to movements in earlier decades, who leads the current protests, and how ordinary people are mobilised to join them. While chapters 1, 2, and 3 define key concepts and situate the phenomenon in the wider context of the Author: Julian Friesinger. Book Description. Religions in Contemporary Africa is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the three main religious traditions on the African continent, African indigenous religions, Christianity and book provides a historical overview of these important traditions and focuses on the roles they play in African societies today. It is impossible to study Africa without understanding the debate about how to study Africa. At last, a book showcases the complexities and paradoxes of Africa’s recent and more distant history, while avoiding simplistic, Eurocentric conceptualizations of “black Africa.” Reframing Contemporary Africa will certainly provoke new debate. Combining on the ground interviews with sophisticated social scientific analysis, Mueller convincingly shows how class shapes protest dynamics. Beautifully written and compellingly argued, Political Protest in Contemporary Africa is a deep dive into the internal dynamics of some of Africa's most transformative social movements.'Cited by: 3.