Nationalism and National Projects in Southern Africa

New Critical Reflections

Finex Ndhlovu & Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

 

Synopsis

Despite the fact that nationalism and its national projects have in recent years been severely criticised by postcolonial theorists for being fundamentalist and essentialist; by feminists for being patriarchal and exclusive; by global financial institutions for being antagonistic to development and globalisation; by Pan-Africanists for being anticontinental unity; and by those Africans born after decolonisation for being irrelevant; Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Finex Ndhlovu's book convincingly argues that nationalism has defied its death and displayed remarkable resilience and resonance.

Review

The editors have brought together a vast compendium of knowledge that challenges the Eurocentric epistemic colonisation of Africa. - Yash Tandon, Pambazuka

Authors

Finex Ndhlovu is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of New England, Australia. He has published a number of studies in the field of language and society studies.

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