Africa after Modernism: Transitions in Literature, Media, by Michael Janis

By Michael Janis

Africa after Modernism strains shifts in views on African tradition, arts, and philosophy from the clash with eu modernist interventions within the weather of colonialist aggression to provide identitarian positions within the weather of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. by way of targeting what might be known as deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist notion – on highbrow landmarks, innovative rules, crises of cognizance, literary and philosophical debates – this examine appears to be like at African modernity and modernism from serious postcolonial views. An attempt to comic strip modern frameworks of worldwide intersubjective family reflecting African cultures and issues needs to face up to taking modernism as a time period of African periodization, or master-narrative, yet as a constellation of discursive and subjective kinds that obtains upon the current second in African literature, philosophy, and cultural historical past. Africa after Modernism argues for a philosophical cognizance and pan-African multiculturalist ethos that function, after the deconstruction of Eurocentrism, past self/other paradigms of exoticism or West/Africa political ideologies, in discussion with postcolonial ways to cultural reciprocity.

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