Decolonizing the University

Knowledge Systems and Disciplines in Africa

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni



This book is intended to contribute to discussions about the fundamental challenge of coloniality haunting humanities and social sciences in universities in Africa, while suggesting ways to de-link from and make a break with the epistemic injustices of embedded Eurocentrism that finds expression in the idea of and the content of academic disciplines as found in the current university system. It seeks to raise the possibility of a liberatory discourse on the intersection of power, epistemology, methodology and ideology in order to achieve a better understanding of world realities.


This is a great compilation on decolonizing academic imperialism in Africa. The book is a compelling discourse and inquiry into the treasures of indigenous epistemology, long sacrificed at the altar of western ideologies. - Amazon Review


Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Research professor and Director of Scholarship in the Department of Leadership and Transformation (DLT) in the Principal and Vice-Chancellor's Office at the University of South Africa.