By Michael Janis

Africa after Modernism lines shifts in views on African tradition, arts, and philosophy from the clash with ecu modernist interventions within the weather of colonialist aggression to provide identitarian positions within the weather of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. via targeting what can be known as deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist concept – on highbrow landmarks, progressive rules, crises of realization, literary and philosophical debates – this examine appears at African modernity and modernism from serious postcolonial views. An attempt to caricature modern frameworks of worldwide intersubjective kin reflecting African cultures and matters needs to withstand taking modernism as a time period of African periodization, or master-narrative, yet as a constellation of discursive and subjective types that obtains upon the current second in African literature, philosophy, and cultural background. 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 techniques to cultural reciprocity.

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