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

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 offer identitarian positions within the weather of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. by means of concentrating on what could be referred to as deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist concept – on highbrow landmarks, innovative principles, crises of recognition, literary and philosophical debates – this research appears to be like at African modernity and modernism from severe postcolonial views. An attempt to caricature modern frameworks of worldwide intersubjective family 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 kinds that obtains upon the current second in African literature, philosophy, and cultural heritage. Africa after Modernism argues for a philosophical recognition 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 methods to cultural reciprocity.

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