Coloniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

 

  • Codesria
  • Dakar
  • 2013
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 308 pages

Book unavailable in Zimbabwe.

Synopsis

This lively book interrogates the African postcolonial condition with a focus on the thematics of liberation predicament and the long standing crisis of dependence (epistemological, cultural, economic, and political) created by colonialism and coloniality. To buttress the theoretical arguments, detailed empirical case studies of South Africa, Zimbabwe, DRC and Namibia completes this timely contribution to African Studies.

Review

No doubt, Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni's handling of complex concepts and difficult questions of the day is remarkable, particularly the decoding and mixing of complex theoretical interventions from Africa and Latin America to enlighten the present, without losing historical perspicacity.

Author

Prof Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at the University of South Africa.