Re-imagining African Identity in the Twenty-First Century

The Force of Intermediality
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 1. August 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 250 Seiten
978-1-5275-5006-3 (ISBN)
The book discusses the idea of African identity in the twenty-first century, calling into question and deconstructing any understanding and representation of the idea of African identity as being based exclusively on the notion of 'Blackness', or the Black race. In countering such an idea of African identity as a flawed notion, the text propounds the idea of intermediality as a new modality of thinking about the importance of embracing the primacy of tolerance for the difference of identity. The notion of intermediality promotes the need for people of all races across the African continent to embrace the idea of difference as the defining feature of African identity so that the geographical locality called Africa is seen as a vibrant, open, and cosmopolitan continent which is accessible to people of all races and identities.
  • Englisch
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Ungekürzte Ausgabe
  • mit Schutzumschlag
  • Höhe: 212 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
978-1-5275-5006-3 (9781527550063)
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Fetson Anderson Kalua is a Full Professor of English at the Department of English of the University of South Africa, where he has worked for over 10 years. His research explores the hard reality of cultural cross-over of postcolonial identities from what is often regarded as fixed to mobile and fluid identities. While his work also explores domains of knowledge in English studies, such as literary theory, African literature and identity politics, his main area of expertise is postcolonial theory, literature and identity. Over the years he has published extensively on the shifting nature of African cultural identity. He is the author of well over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as three books.

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