Special Issue: The African University [Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies] ONLINE NOW!

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Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Intellectual History
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is pleased to announce the online publication of its latest issue (40:2)  "Special Edition: The African University." The call for papers for this special issue of Ufahamu, “The African University,” was announced in the summer of 2016. The call for papers was open-ended, listing a variety of topics that would be considered relevant and associated to the title. Unsurprisingly, upon receiving submissions, one thematic clearly emerged: the decolonization of academia. This insightful collection of mixed media (articles, personal accounts, and interviews) sheds light on the historical and ongoing struggle and resistance to decolonize academia within Africa and the diaspora. The Table of Contents is provided below.
GUEST EDITORIAL [Busisiwe Seabe]
ŸReviled Bodies of Knowledge in the South African University [Hugo Canham]
ŸConversations from Jimma on the Geographies and Politics of Knowledge [Amber Murrey and Anteneh Tesfahun]
ŸDecolonizing Knowledge in South Africa: Dismantling the ‘pedagogy of big lies’ [Savo Heleta]
ŸThe Emphasis to the History of the South African Liberation Struggle in the Nation’s Universities [Gregory F. Houston, Chitja Twala, and Nkululeko Majozi]
ŸColoniality of Knowledge and the Challenge of Creating African Futures [Morgan Ndlovu]
ŸCivil Wars and the African Universities: The University of Ibadan Example, 1967–1970 [Adegboyega A. Adedire]
ŸInterview: Curriculum Reforms in Kenya
[Wandia Njoya (with Madina Thiam)]
ŸBlack Study, Black Struggle
 [Robin D. G. Kelley]
ŸReligion, Morality, and Boko: Students Training for a Good Life [Abdoulaye Sounaye]
ŸAziz Choudry and Salim Vally (editors), Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History’s Schools (New York, NY: Routledge, 2018). Pp. 260. [Thabisile Griffin]
ŸBoubacar Sangaré, Être Etudiant au Mali: Chroniques d’une vie d’étudiant (Bamako: La Sahelienne, 2016). Pp. 124. [Madina Thiam]
POSTSCRIPT: Dakar, 1968
[Janice R. Levi and Madina Thiam]
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