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Title:Postcolonial identities in Africa
Editors:Werbner, Richard P.ISNI
Ranger, TerenceISNI
Series:Postcolonial encounters
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Zed Books
ISBN:1856494160; 1856494152
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
African identity
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Abstract:This book on contemporary African identities in transition grew from the second Inter-University Colloquium held at the University of Manchester from 13 to 16 May 1994 on behalf of the Standing Committee of University Studies of Africa. Contributions: Introduction: multiple identities, plural arenas (Richard Werbner) - The African crisis: context and interpretation (Patrick Chabal) - A lost generation? Youth identity and State decay in West Africa (Donal B. Cruise O'Brien) - Postcolonialism, power and identity: local and global perspectives from Zaire (Filip De Boeck) - Between God and Kamuzu: the transition to multiparty politics in central Malawi (Harri Englund) - The potentials of boundaries in South Africa: steps towards a theory of the social edge (Robert Thornton) - 'Producing' respect: the 'proper woman' in postcolonial Kampala (Jessica A. Ogden) - Witchcraft, violence and identity: different trajectories in postcolonial Cameroon (Cyprian Fisiy and Peter Geschiere) - Identity, alterity and ambiguity in a Nigerien community: competing definitions of 'true' Islam (Adeline Masquelier) - Contested authorities and the politics of perception: deconstructing the study of religion in Africa (Rijk van Dijk and Peter Pels) - Postscript: colonial and postcolonial identities (Terence Ranger).