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An African Voice: The Role of the Humanities in African Independence (Duke University Center for International Studies Publications)

An African Voice: The Role of the Humanities in African Independence (Duke University Center for International Studies Publications)

By: Robert W. July (author)Paperback

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Through the work of leading African writers, artists, musicians and educators-from Nobel prizewinner Wole Soyinka to names hardly known outside their native lands-An African Voice describes the contributions of the humanities to the achievement of independence for the peoples of black Africa following the Second World War. While concentrating on cultural independence, these leading humanists also demonstrate the intimate connection between cultural freedom and genuine political economic liberty.

Contents

Preface ix Prologue: A Candle at Kilimanjaro 1 Part 1. The Crisis of Independence 1. Colonial Legacies 7 2. Presence Africaine and the Expression of Cultural Freedom 20 Part 2. The Arts and Cultural Independence 3. The Visual Arts and African Independence 47 4. The Independent African Theater 59 5. African Dance 82 6. Literary Perspectives of Cultural Independence 107 Part 3. Educational Independence 7. The Search for a Usable Past 129 8. The Idea of an African University 157 9. Organizing Africana 177 Part 4. A Modern African Civilization 10. The African Personality and Europe 201 11. An African Voice 227 Notes 245 Bibliography 257 Index 263

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780822307693
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780822307693
  • ISBN10: 0822307693

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