You're Not a Country, Africa!

ISBN-10: 0143527541
ISBN-13: 9780143527541
Edition: 2011
Authors: Pius Adesanmi
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Description: In this groundbreaking collection of essays Pius Adesanmi tries to unravel what it is that Africa means to him as an African, and by extension to all those who inhabit this continent of extremes. This is a question that exercised some of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (SA) Limited, The
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550

In this groundbreaking collection of essays Pius Adesanmi tries to unravel what it is that Africa means to him as an African, and by extension to all those who inhabit this continent of extremes. This is a question that exercised some of the continent's finest minds in the twentieth century, but which pan-Africanism, Negritude, nationalism, decolonisation and all the other projects through which Africans sought to restore their humanity ultimately failed to answer. Crisscrossing the continent, Pius Adesanmi engages with the enigma that is Africa in an attempt to make meaning of this question for all twenty-first century Africans.

Preface
Isanlu
Oota
Don Williams: Fragments of Memory
Dewdrops of Memory: Isanlu and the Islam of My Childhood
Professing Dangerously: An African Professoriate in the Eyes of a Country Boy
Detours
We, the Colonised!
Makwerekwere
Going to Meet Black America
Of Cats and Catritude
Accent Wars
The Boy from Ghana
Africa, Vanity Fair, and the Vanity of a Cover
Oju L'Oro Wa!
Dialogues and Dissensions
I, Sarah Baartman, Invisible!
Letter to an Old Flame
An Ex-African Writes to President Sarkozy
Honorary Prospero: Jeff Koinange, CNN, and the Mercy Industrial Complex
ThisDay, Lawrence Summers, and the Future of Africa
A Basketful of Water
Religious Intolerance in Africa: Lessons from Yoruba 'Paganism'
Philosophising Africa: Responsibilities
Interventions
Violence Against Women in Nigeria: The Internet as Amebo
The Voice of Mutallab, the Hands of the Dead
The American South as Warning to the Nigerian North
Britain, Hiss-Hiss-History, and the Ni-Ni-Niger Delta
Project Nigeria: The Struggle for Meaning
The Entombed: Double-Consciousness Nigeriana
Project Nigeria: Viaticum for Polyphemus
Orile Ede
The Myth of the Good Yoruba
Paul Biya's Vacation: An Idea for Obudu Cattle Ranch
Why I Will Not Emulate Jesus
Endnotes

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